Tue, 23 Dec 2014. Last updated Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:57
Noi Bai T2 Terminal has the floor area of 139,216 square meters. With an objective of energy saving, the T2 Terminal is designed in harmony with nature to take advantages of natural lights. The terminal is invested with contemporary equipment and advanced aviation technologies following the international standards. T2 Terminal has the capacity of 10 million passengers per year and can expands up to 15 million passengers per year. T2 Terminal in Noi Bai International Airport was started the construction in February, 2012 with the total capital of 900 million dollars. After 2 years of construction, Noi Bai T2 Terminal will be put into operation in next week, specifically, on December 31st, 2014. All international flights of Vietnam Airlines in Noi Bai International Airport will be exploited in T2 Terminal.
Earlier, on December 25th, 2014, Vietnam Airlines will be the first airline exploiting T2 Terminal with the flight VN661, which will depart at 10.45 am from Hanoi to Singapore. From December 26th to 30th, 2014, all international flights of Vietnam Airlines departing from Hanoi to Singapore, Kaohsiung and Taipei (Taiwan), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) will be exploited in the new terminal. In T2 Terminal, Vietnam Airlines will open 48 fixed counters and expand 12 additional counters if needed. Vietnam Airlines counters will be arranged in the same area with ticket counters in order to facilitate passengers.
Deputy General Director of Vietnam Airlines in charge of services, Mr. Duong Tri Thanh shared that: "After being put into operation, services in T2 Terminal will meet 4-star international standards in 2015. Airlines Vietnam conducted a survey in T2 Terminal to research and install a system of information technology to meet the requirements of exploiting modern aircrafts such as A350 or B787. Especially, Vietnam Airlines committed that the airline will comprehensively upgrade service's quality to best serve passengers in the new terminal with the quality standard of SkyTeam airline alliance. For international flight at the new terminal, the opening time of procedure counter is still 3 hours before the departure time, meanwhile, the closing time is 50 minutes before the departure time. T2 Terminal is away from T1 Terminal 10 minutes by bus. "Passengers should note on the transformation the new station to ensure the completion of the flight procedures, exit, customs, security and punctuality", Air Vietnam recommends to passengers.