Transport infrastructure and facilities

Airports and air travel

Cambodia, Timor-Leste mull direct flight connection

Cambodia and Timor-Leste are considering direct flight connection between the two countries to facilitate tourist movement. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501073819/cambodia-timor-leste-mull-direct-flight-connection/

Pilot flight launches at Koh Kong’s new airport

Dara Sakor International Airport in Koh Kong province is operating a pilot flight to ensure full equipment functionality and staff capability before it applies for government licensing to officially operate. ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/pilot-flight-launches-koh-kongs-new-airport

GTAS system for national and international airlines launched

Cambodia launched the Global Travel Assessment System (GTAS) to enhance efforts in preventing cross-border crime as well as to boost tourism. ...

Sok Sithika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501063030/gtas-system-for-national-and-international-airlines-launched/

Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thai Air Asia target Cambodians for medical tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Thai Air Asia have teamed up to attract up to 1,000 package tours of medical and wellness segments from Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501053629/tourism-authority-of-thailand-and-thai-air-asia-target-cambodians-for-medical-tourism/

Airport ‘not China landing base’

Prime Minister Hun Sen has warned critics to refrain from viewing the new airport in Siem Reap province as part of China’s strategic capacity strengthening, as he reiterated Cambodia’s constitutional clause that prohibits the presence of foreign military on the Kingdom’s territory. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/airport-not-china-landing-base

Battambang airport to be upgraded into 4C category

The Government has plans to develop the Veal Bek Chan Airport in Battambang city to a 4C category. Soy Sokhan, Secretary of State of the Secretariat of Civil Aviation, and Sok Lou, Battambang Provincial Governor, chaired a working group meeting on the possibility of restoration ...

Sok Sithika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501048230/battambang-airport-to-be-upgraded-into-4c-category/

Development of mega-airport continues, despite opposition by locals

Families who have to make way for Phnom Penh’s new mega airport are refusing to relocate to land set aside for them, and are demanding more monetary compensation for what they’re being forced to vacate. ...

Sorn Sarath and Seoung Nimol
https://cambojanews.com/development-of-mega-airport-continues-despite-opposition-by-locals/

Thailand low-cost airlines relaunch, open brand-new links to Cambodia

Two Thai budget airlines have announced flights to Cambodia in a bid to spur bilateral tourism after the Covid-19 crisis, with one of them newly launching air links with the country, according to tourism ministry officials and representatives from the Kingdom’s main travel agent association. ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/thailand-low-cost-airlines-relaunch-open-brand-new-links-cambodia

Thai Smile to resume Bangkok-Siem Reap route this Thursday

Thai Smile has announced the resumption of direct flight between Bangkok capital of Thailand to Siem Reap cultural province of Cambodia on March 3. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501033338/thai-smile-to-resume-bangkok-siem-reap-route-this-thursday/

In Cambodia’s Siem Reap, $880m airport faces hurdles to success

Down a dirt road in Cambodia’s Siem Reap province, behind homes and a few sundry shops, construction teams are busy working to transform an empty rice field into an international airport capable of handling 10 million travellers by 2030.​ ...

Danielle Keeton-Olsen
https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2022/2/16/in-cambodias-siem-reap-990m-airport-faces-hurdles-to-success

Cambodia’s campaign to revive pandemic-hit tourism industry sees increase in flights

A campaign named “Cambodia: Safe and Green Tourism Destination” launched last Thursday and aimed at reviving the COVID-19-hit tourism industry is seeing initial results with several airlines increasing frequencies and other mounting flights again after a two-year hiatus. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501016042/cambodias-campaign-to-revive-pandemic-hit-tourism-industry-sees-increase-in-flights/

Cambodia recognises Vietnam’s travel passport and Vietnam simplifies entry requirements

Cambodia is among 10 countries that accept Vietnam vaccine passports along with Australia, Belarus, India, Japan, Maldives, Palestine, the Philippines, the U.K. and the U.S. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501010932/cambodia-recognises-vietnams-travel-passport-and-vietnam-simplifies-entry-requirements/

Vietnam Airlines increases Cambodian flight frequency to 10 per week

Vietnam Airlines has added another six flights per week to bring its current four per week to 10. Vietnam Airlines first flight to Phnom Penh was on January 1 this year. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501008216/vietnam-airlines-increases-cambodian-flight-frequency-to-10-per-week/

Vietnam confirms flight resumption on five international routes, including Cambodia

The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) says regular international flights will resume next month to Cambodia, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and the U.S. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50996931/vietnam-confirms-flight-resumption-on-five-international-routes-including-cambodia/

Siem Reap welcomes its first international flight for the first time in 20 months

Cambodia’s Siem Reap International Airport has finally welcomed its first international passenger flight for the first time in 20 months. The inaugural flight flew in from Singapore, and landed in Siem Reap airport at 9:45 am on Friday. Siem Reap is one of the three ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50992298/cambodia-welcomes-its-first-international-flight-for-the-first-time-in-20-months/

AirAsia CEO ‘bullish’ on beating Omicron as airline announces resumption of Phnom Penh flights

AirAsia Group chief executive Tony Fernandes has urged governments to stop “overreacting” to the emergence of the new Omicron variant of Covid-19 and focus on reducing the cost of PCR testing instead. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50981824/airasia-ceo-bullish-on-beating-omicron-as-airline-announces-resumption-of-phnom-penh-flights/

Cambodia urges Indonesia to resume direct flights

Cambodia has urged Indonesia to resume direct flight connection with Cambodia to facilitate mutual vaccination tourism movement in the near future. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50980346/cambodia-urges-indonesia-to-resume-direct-flights/

PM asks VN to resume flights

Phnom Penh has asked Hanoi to resume direct flights between Cambodia and Vietnam to boost tourism between the two countries now that the Covid-19 outbreak appears to be waning. ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/pm-asks-vn-resume-flights

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