Translating roughly to mean 'South Viet', Vietnam is a stunning south east Asian holiday destination offering vibrant bustling cities such as the capital Hanoi and popular Ho Chi Minh as well as stunning coastline, breathtaking national parks, a convenient range of accommodation options and cheap flights to Vietnam, making it a popular and affordable Asian holiday destination.
Vietnam is serviced by Malaysia Airlines, the country's primary airline, who offer cheap flights to Vietnam from the majority of Australian cities. Direct flights to Vietnam are available from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth and are also operated by Thai Airways and Qantas. Flight times range from 6.5 hours from Perth and 9 hours from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
Flights to Vietnam arrive at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport which is Vietnam's largest airport and is located in Ho Chi Minh City however there are 8 other international airports located in Vietnam and 15 domestic airports. The Tan Son Nhat International Airport receives approximately 16 million passengers each year and records around 130,000 aircraft movements.
Located 6km north of the centre of Ho Chi Minh City, the Tan Son Nhat International Airport operates two terminal buildings, a domestic and international terminal, and features two runways. Its International Air Transport Association (IATA) code is SGN, a nod to the city's former name of Saigon. The airport is actually a joint civilian and military airport, a partnership that has remained since the Vietnam War.