Transport infrastructure and facilities

Airports and air travel

Cambodia urges Japan to reinstate direct flights

Cambodia has requested direct flights resume between the kingdom and Japan to help further promote tourism after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 outbreak. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-urges-japan-to-reinstate-direct-flights

Cambodian airports geared up for air travel revival

As air travel in revival mode in Southeast Asia is inching to pre-Covid level, Cambodian airports too have geared up to welcome the visitor flow. ...

Prakash Jha
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501186356/cambodian-airports-geared-up-for-air-travel-revival/

New S Reap airport 44% done, still set to open in Oct 2023

Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport is still on track to open in October 2023, with work on Phase I reaching 44 per cent as of end-September, according to a senior civil aviation official. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/new-s-reap-airport-44-done-still-set-open-oct-2023

Cambodia, China boost construction of Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport

A group of Chinese experts from the Angkor International Airport Investment (AIAI) Company are in Cambodia to complete the construction and discuss the transfer plan, as the project is scheduled to be completed in March 2023. ...

Sok Sithika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501160323/cambodia-china-boost-construction-of-siem-reap-angkor-international-airport/

Committee to oversee new airport agreements

Prime Minister Hun Sen has established an inter-ministerial committee to review ongoing and new agreements for Phnom Penh International and Sihanoukville International Airports. ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://kiripost.com/stories/committee-to-oversee-new-airport-agreements

Rising flight prices impact tourism rebound

The rising price of air tickets are impacting Cambodia’s tourism rebound, which was hit hard by Covid-19, businesses said on Tuesday. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/rising-flight-prices-impact-tourism-rebound

Indonesia flights set for return?

Tourism minister Thong Khon has asked Indonesia to push for the resumption of direct flights to Cambodia as soon as possible to build up bilateral tourism flows, the tourism ministry said, after Indonesian arrivals to the Kingdom ballooned by nearly 600 per cent year-on-year in ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/indonesia-flights-set-return

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/

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