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Tan Son Nhat Airport to slash food prices

On July 14, the Southern Airport Authority ordered that companies lower their food prices at Tan Son Nhat Airport, where the exorbitant prices have drawn complaints for a long time.

Noi Bai to close one runway for maintenance in August

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Transport said Runway 1A of Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi will be closed from August 21 to December this year for upgrade.

77 smuggled elephant tusks seized

 VietNamNet Bridge – Customs officers from Anti-Smuggling Department under General Department of Viet Nam Customs and Tan Son Nhat Airport Customs Division on June 11 seized 77 elephant tusks allegedly transported from Nigeria.

Defense Ministry to give land to expand Tan Son Nhat Airport

The Ministry of Defense has agreed to immediately hand over 7.63 hectares of land to the Ministry of Transport to expand the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in order to quickly resolve congestion there.

Airports Corporation draws foreign investor interest

VietNamNet Bridge – Although the project awaits approval from the Prime Minister, the equitisation of Airports Corporation of Viet Nam (ACV) this year has attracted the interest of many domestic and foreign investors. 

In pictures: Tan Son Nhat Airport packed before Tet

 Thousands queued up at the Tan Son Nhat Airport to board domestic flights over the weekend.

New airport needed for southern hub

 VietNamNet Bridge – Ho Chi Minh City and Dong Nai Province have urged the government to make a decision on Long Thanh International Airport project as quickly as possible.

Tan Son Nhat int’l airport to be upgraded

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ho Chi Minh City-based Tan Son Nhat international airport will begin work on the expansion of its terminals in 2014 in order to receive 25 million passengers by 2017, according to an airport executive.

HCMC airport tops 20 million arrivals

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCM City has become the first airport in the country to receive 20 million passengers in one year, airport authorities announced yesterday, Dec 23.

Airport security officer at fault for failing to spot smuggled heroin

VietNamNet Bridge – In an official answer to the media, the Ministry of Transport admitted that the officer in charge of security screenings had failed to make direct examinations after discovering unusual appearances of goods containing heroin.

Roofs blown up in Saigon, airplanes are prime suspect

 VietNamNet Bridge - On the morning of December 9, many tiles on the roof of the third floor of a house in Go Vap District, HCM City were blown away. The landlord said that the incident occurred when an aircraft passed.

Customs did not check the shipment containing 230kg of heroin

 VietNamNet Bridge - The firm that performed customs procedures is reputed, so the 12 speakers containing 230kg of heroin was exempted from checking by customs, a customs official told the media yesterday.

Four security officers at Tan Son Nhat Airport suspended in 230kg heroin case

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Security Services Company at the HCM City-based Tan Son Nhat Airport has suspended four security officers from work to serve in the investigation of the transportation of 229kg of heroin from the airport to Taiwan.

Ministry defends controversial airport project

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Minister of Transport defended the need to build the controversial Long Thanh International Airport project while experts have already said that it is a huge waste.

US experts advise Vietnam how to lift aviation industry to new heights

 VietNamNet Bridge – There is room for further co-operation between the US and Viet Nam in developing aviation infrastructure, safety and security, industry officials said at a conference held on Wednesday in HCM City.

Hunk expelled from Saudi Arabia arrives in HCM City

 VietNamNet Bridge – Omar Borkan Al Gala, one of three men expelled from Saudi Arabia in April for "being too handsome", arrived in HCM City yesterday morning, surrounded by hundreds of Vietnamese fans at Tan Son Nhat Airport.

Ministry backs new airport plan

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Transport on Sunday, Aug 18, said in a report to the Government that the construction of Long Thanh Airport is vital, answering requests from former aviation manager Le Trong Sanh and former pilot Mai Trong Tuan.

ACV wants Long Thanh airport project sped up

Airports Corporation of Vietnam on Monday requested related parties to accelerate the development of Long Thanh International Airport in Dong Nai to ease the burden on the operational Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

Drug trafficker arrested in HCM City

 VietNamNet Bridge – Authorities at Tan Son Nhat airport in HCM City caught a 26-year-old Vietnamese man transporting 2,000 tablets of ecstasy or MDMA into the country.

Drugs, rhino horns flow to Vietnam by air

Just within one year, Vietnamese competent agencies discovered 17 drug trafficking cases in which 53.16 kilos of drugs, 138 kilos of elephant tusks and 28.61 kilos of rhino horns were carried across the border gates.