Transport infrastructure and facilities

Airports and air travel

Cambodia’s aviation sector hard hit by Coronavirus pandemic

Cambodia has recorded a staggering 40 percent decline in flights coming in or going out due to COVID-19. Of the three international airports, Siem Reap is the worst hit as international flights have all but dried off with many countries going into lockdown mode. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50706043/cambodias-aviation-sector-hard-hit-by-coronavirus-pandemic/

Flights decline due to coronavirus

The number of international flights to and from Cambodia’s three airports in March is forecast to decline by around 40 per cent compared to December last year, since the Covid-19 outbreak. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/flights-decline-due-coronavirus

New Phnom Penh Airport cost estimated at $1.5 billion

Cambodia Airports and the Overseas Investment Corp (OCIC) have shown progress in discussions on the development of a new Phnom Penh International Airport which is expected to be finished next year. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50687604/new-international-travel-hub-seeks-development-cooperation

Mondulkiri Airport will aid plans for biggest eco-tourism region in Cambodia

Mondulkiri province has been flagged for transformation into the biggest agro- and eco-tourism destination in Cambodia, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance. A feasibility study includes upgrading an airport for the capital, Sen Monorom, for domestic and international destinations. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50687605/airport-will-aid-plans-for-biggest-eco-tourism-region-in-cambodia

Chinese firms to build new PP airport

Three enterprises, all Chinese-owned, have been chosen to build the new airport that will service the Cambodian capital, the company in charge of the project said.​​ Cambodia Airport Investment Co Ltd said a total of five companies had entered the bidding process. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/chinese-firms-build-new-pp-airport

Plans for new airport in Koh Kong province unveiled

Plans for a new airport investment have been unveiled in Koh Kong province, southwest of Phnom Penh. The district currently has two airports – one under construction and another which has been abandoned for years. The government agreed to the investment for the new airport ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50679398/plans-for-new-airport-in-koh-kong-province-unveiled

Construction of new Phnom Penh airport on schedule

Construction of a new airport that will serve Phnom Penh is on track and could be completed as early as 2023, the developer said. Pung Kheav Se, chairman of the Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation (OCIC), the company behind the project, said they are now building ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667677/construction-of-new-phnom-penh-airport-on-schedule/

Phnom Penh Int’l Airport wins award as passenger traffic soars

The Phnom Penh International Airport has been awarded Best Asia Pacific Regional Airport 2019 for its sustained high growth in passenger traffic in recent years. The award was presented by the Capa Centre for Aviation (Capa) – a world-leading and trusted organisation that provides market intelligence ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/phnom-penh-intl-airport-wins-award-passenger-traffic-soars

Koh Kong airport to be ready in three years

The Dara Sakor International Airport, which is now being built in the southwestern province of Koh Kong, will be ready in the next three years, according to the Minister of Aviation. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50659037/koh-kong-airport-to-be-ready-in-three-years/

Farmers and workers carry on as Chinese transplants drive up land prices

The rural southwestern province of Koh Kong, previously off the international community’s radar screen, has drawn the global spotlight. That’s because a massive runway stretching approximately 3,200 meters appeared suddenly at a resort being developed by a Chinese company in this otherwise out-of-the-way province, about a ...

Tomoya Onishi
https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/International-relations/Cambodia-s-China-built-runway-irks-US-but-locals-have-other-concerns

Authorities to compensate families over airport expansion

The State Secretariat of Civil Aviation yesterday said it will continue to address the issue of compensation for the remaining seven families whose land is impacted by the expansion of Preah Sihanouk International Airport. It has already resolved the issue with 250 other affected families. The ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50655171/authorities-to-compensate-families-over-airport-expansion/

Ministry seeks to reduce red tape at airports, borders

The Ministry of Tourism said it is working with the relevant bodies to reduce red tape at airports and international border checkpoints. The ministry said the move aimed to ease transit, especially for international tourists, by removing unnecessary and complicated formalities. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-seeks-reduce-red-tape-airports-borders

Land earmarked for Mondulkiri’s new airport

A plot of land consisting of 300 hectares and located in O’Raing district has been chosen by local authorities for the development of a domestic airport, said Sin Chanserey Vutha, spokesman for SSCA. This plot will now be submitted to the government for approval. If ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50620571/land-earmarked-for-mondulkiris-new-airport/

Mondulkiri families concerned for land as airport work begins

Several families in O’Raing district’s Sen Monorom commune in Mondulkiri province express concern that they will lose their plantation and community burial land after seeing machinery arrive to excavate soil for the construction of an airport. They say the excavation is taking place in a ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-families-concerned-land-airport-work-begins

Cambodia, Nepal Discuss Direct Flights, Opening Embassies

Cambodia and Nepal are discussing joint steps to promote direct flights between the countries and to open the embassies in their capitals in order to strengthen bilateral cooperation, a government spokesperson said. Nepal’s Prime Minister K. P. Sharma Oli is on an official three-day visit ...

Kann Vicheika
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodia-nepal-discuss-direct-flights-opening-embassies/4919009.html

New airport study set for 2019

A feasibility study on the construction of a new airport in the Kingdom will be launched later this year, according to a Ministry of Tourism spokesman on Monday. The plan was approved last week in a meeting held by the Ministry of Economy and Finance ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/new-airport-study-set-2019

Airport committee set to suspend land deals

The committee on the new Phnom Penh international airport project development said on Thursday that it will temporarily suspend land business in sensitive areas that could hinder the new airport’s development project. Real estate sector insiders said the move will help solve the issues easily ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/airport-committee-set-suspend-land-deals

Airport annex may displace villagers

Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Yun Min has informed 62 families living in the vicinity of the province’s Kang Keng airport about a potential relocation as the government plans to expand it. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/airport-annex-may-displace-villagers

Poipet Airport project resumes in Cambodia

The Poipet Airport development project, which had been abandoned for more than 10 years, will resume construction in 2020 as the city welcomes more Chinese, say provincial authorities. Hotel and casino investment firm Holiday Palace began construction of the airport in 2007 and had already ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/poipet-resumes-airport-project

Airport in Sihanoukville gets a major facelift

Sihanoukville International Airport is set to see higher passenger arrivals, thanks to the refurbishment of its passenger terminal, Cambodia Airports announced. In a press release on Wednesday, the operator of the Kingdom’s three airports said the refurbishment is in preparation for an increasing number of ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/airport-sihanoukville-gets-major-facelift

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