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Getting around by air


It’s hard to get reservations for flights to/from Vietnam during holidays, especially Tet, which falls between late January and mid-February.

Airports & Airlines

The state-owned carrier Vietnam Airlines (www.vietnamairlines.com.vn) has flights to 28 international destinations, mainly in East Asia, but also to the UK, Germany, France and Australia.

The airline has a modern fleet of Airbuses and Boeings, and has a very good recent safety record.

There are six international airports in Vietnam. Others, including Hue, are officially classified as 'international' but have no overseas connections (apart from the odd charter).

Cam Ranh International Airport (http://camranhairport.vn) Located 36km south of Nha Trang, with expanding range of flights including Hong Kong and Seoul.

Danang Airport (www.danangairport.vn/en) International flights to China, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Cambodia and Singapore.

Noi Bai Airport (www.hanoiairportonline.com) Serves the capital Hanoi.

Phu Quoc International Airport (www.phuquocairport.com) International flights including Singapore, Bangkok and some charters to Europe.

Tan Son Nhat International Airport (www.tsnairport.hochiminhcity.gov.vn/vn) For Ho Chi Minh City.

Cat Bi International Airport Near Haiphong, 60km west of Halong City, with flights to China and South Korea.

Departure Tax

Departure tax is included in the price of a ticket.