Flight Operations To Vietnam


Flight Operations to Vietnam

UAS Operations | - 08/18/2023

Flight Operations to Vietnam: Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country known for its stunning nature incorporating limestone mountains, green terraced rice fields, and white beaches, as well as its bustling cities. After enduring wars for a large part of the 20th century, the country is now a hotspot for tourists, attracted to its stunning scenery, diverse culture, and famous cuisine. The capital, Hanoi, retains an old-world vibe, despite undergoing an economic boom. Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) appeals more to modern tastes and the UNESCO-protected town of Hoi An is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Vietnam is also home to natural wonders such as Ha Long Bay, the Mekong Delta, and the beaches of Da Nang. 

Flight Operations to Vietnam

Vietnam has 10 international airports from which only five are served with current international flights including Tan Son Nhat (Ho Chi Minh City), Noi Bai (Hanoi City), Danang (Danang City), Cam Ranh (Nha Trang City) and Phu Quoc (Phu Quoc Island). Airports in Vietnam are managed and operated by Airports Corporation of Vietnam. 

Here’s what operators need to know about flight operations to Vietnam. 

Entry airports  

Can Tho International Airport 

Formerly Trà Nóc Airport, it is located at Can Tho in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam.  

  • IATA code: VCA 
  • ICAO code: VVCT 
  • Coordinates: N10°5.03′ / E105°42.60 
  • Elevation: 3m 
  • Fuel: Jet A1 

Da Nang International Airport  

The international airport serves the area of Central Vietnam.  

  • IATA code: DAD 
  • ICAO code: VVDN 
  • Coordinates: 160238N 1081156E 
  • Elevation: 10m  
  • Fuel: Jet A1 

For more information about Dan Nang International Airport, visit the non-official site here. 

Nội Bài International Airport  

Located 45km (about 27.96 miles) from Hanoi city center, this is the second largest and busiest airport for passenger traffic.  

  • IATA: HAN 
  • Coordinates: 21°12′50″N 105°48′11″E 
  • Elevation: 12m 
  • Fuel: Jet A1 

For more information about Nội Bài International Airport, visit the official site here

Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport  

This is the busiest airport in Vietnam serving Ho Chi Minh City.  

  • IATA: SGN 
  • Coordinates: 10° 49′ 14″ N, 106° 39′ 39″ E 
  • Elevation: 33 ft 
  • Fuel: Jet A1 

For more information about Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport, click here. 

Phu Bai International Airport  

Located just south of the central city of Huế, the former capital of Vietnam. 

  • IATA: HUI 
  • Coordinates: 11°59′53″N 109°13′10″E 
  • Elevation: 12m / 40 ft 
  • Fuel: Jet A1  

Other entry airports include: CXR/VVCR, VII/VVVH, PQC/VVPQ, VDO/VVVD.

Flight Operations to Vietnam


  • Slots are required, special authorization is not  
  • Lead time for overflight and landing permits is three working days  
  • Full ground handling services are available  
  • Parking is available   


  • Visitors will require visas depending on nationality  
  • E-visas are available  
  • For more information, click here  


  • 无需 PCR 即可进入
  • 入境点不检查疫苗接种情况

Flight Operations to Vietnam

For support with your flight operations to Vietnam, contact UAS 

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