Transport infrastructure and facilities

Airports and air travel

Emirates to resume daily Phnom Penh service in May

Emirates airline will restart its daily service to Phnom Penh starting from May 1 via Singapore, boosting the airline’s Southeast Asian connectivity to and from Dubai, and linking two trade and leisure centres in the region. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Koh Rong int’l airport construction begins

State authorities have confirmed that the earthworks for the first phase of construction of the Koh Rong International Eco-Tourism Airport is now underway on the island. ...

James Whitehead

Gov’t okays for feasibility study on Mondulkiri Airport

The Royal Government of Cambodia has given the green light for an international consortium to initiate a feasibility study regarding the construction of a new airport in Ou Reang district of Mondulkiri province. ...

James Whitehead

New M’kiri airport to boost tourism, economy but deforestation concerns linger

The government has permitted private firm Focus Trans Global Venture Co Ltd (FTGV) to study the construction of a new airport in Mondulkiri province, northeast of Cambodia, as well as invest in a build, operate and transfer (BOT) model, the Office of the Council Minister ...

Khuon Narim

Feasibility study on Mondulkiri airport greenlighted: Gov’t

Cambodia has authorised the FOCUS Consortium to initiate a feasibility study on an investment project for constructing a new airport in Mondulkiri province, envisioning it as part of a satellite town development initiative. ...

Chea Sokny

Cambodia to construct two more airports

Cambodia will add two more airports to the construction agenda in a bid to improve connectivity between the country and other tourism hubs in the world, said Mao Havannall, Minister in charge of the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Qatar resumes flights to Phnom Penh amid rising tourist numbers

Qatar Airways touched down at Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH) on October 29, marking its comeback after suspending operations due to the Covid-19 pandemic and aiming to tap into Cambodia’s resurgent tourism sector. ...

Post Staff

Siem Reap’s SAI welcomes first flight

Siem Reap Angkor International Airport (SAI) welcomed its first flight on October 16, marking a significant milestone in Cambodia’s tourism development post-Covid-19. During the reception for the inaugural commercial flight to SAI, Vongsey Vissoth, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister in charge of the Council of Ministers, ...

Van Socheata

Siem Reap-Angkor Int’l Airport to start official commercial operation today

The Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport (SAI) will start its official commercial operation on Oct. 16, after the airport flight demonstrations and tests of check-in demo, passenger boarding and landing as well as many other necessary procedures have been made successfully. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Siem Reap airport to ‘boost’ tourism

The private sector in Siem Reap’s tourism industry is optimistic that the new Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport (SAI), set to officially open in early December, will boost international tourist numbers. The rise is anticipated despite the currently low numbers of international arrivals, a lingering effect ...

Hin Pisei

China-ASEAN Civil Aviation Center launched

The China-ASEAN Civil Aviation Cooperation and Exchange Center was officially launched at a recent forum on industry cooperation in Nanning City, China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Siem Reap’s new airport targets more airlines, destinations

All 16 airlines operating now from the old airport of Siem Reap will continue to operate from the new airport on its opening on October 16 even as efforts are made to bring more airlines to the new facility with additional destinations, said Lu Wei, ...

Nhean Chamrong

Turkmenistan proposes direct flights to Cambodia

Muhammetnyyaz Masalov, the ambassador of Turkmenistan with official residence in Malaysia, revealed plans to introduce direct flights between the Central Asian country and Cambodia. The intent is to solidify their mutual tourism partnership. ...

Bor Pich Zelin

New Siem Reap int’l airport nearly ready for take-off

The State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) on July 26 reconfirmed that the new “Siem Reap Angkor International Airport” will officially begin operations on October 16, and revealed that “non-commercial and non-profitable” test flights are set to be conducted from October 5-15, “as per necessary”. ...

May Kunmakara

Government signs an agreement to close the old Siem Reap International Airport

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications on July 28, held a signing ceremony for the compensation agreement to close the current Siem Reap International Airport before the opening of the new international airport with Société Concessionnaire de l’Aéroport (SCA) and Angkor International Airport Investment (Cambodia) ...

Khmer Times Staff

Siem Reap Angkor International Airport to officially open on Oct. 16, confirms SSCA

Newly-constructed Siem Reap Angkor International Airport is scheduled to put into official use on Oct. 16, 2023 onwards to welcome more local and international tourists to the Kingdom of Cambodia, especially to Siem Reap cultural province. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Chinese-invested airport in Cambodia’s tourist hub to commence operations in October

Chinese-invested Siem Reap Angkor International Airport in northwest Cambodia’s Siem Reap province will commence operations in October, said a statement from the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation on Thursday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

New Siem Reap airport to facilitate more direct flights

The Siem Reap Angkor International Airport (SAI) is set to begin its operation on October 16 and the new airport can receive huge aircraft from the United States and Europe, facilitating direct flights for international tourists visiting the Kingdom of Wonder, a press release by ...

Nhean Chamrong

Premium seaplane slated for take-off late-2023 to early-2024

Cambodia’s first premium seaplane service is slated to start operations in late-2023 to early-2024, initially connecting Phnom Penh with locations within a 1.5-hour flying time. ...

Marissa Carruthers

Construction of Techo International Airport over 50 percent completed

The construction of Techo International Airport is now over 50 percent complete for the first phase and is expected to put into operation in 2025. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Int’l airports welcome 2.48M passengers in H1

The international airports in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and Sihanoukville welcomed a combined 2.48 million passengers in the first half of this year, a staggering 270 percent increase over the same period in 2022, a senior official at the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation said. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Kandal residents protest new land filling near airport development

Kandal village residents protested on Thursday against the filling in of land near their homes at the $1.5 billion airport development project, with a company official saying they were only filling the homes of three people who had agreed to leave the site. ...

Runn Sreydeth and Khuon Narim

Cambodia seeks partners for planned Mondulkiri airport

Cambodia is looking for partners for the development of a planned airport in Mondulkiri province south of Sen Monorom town after PowerChina International Group Ltd (PIG) withdrew during the Covid-19 crisis and subsequent negotiations with other foreign companies fell through, according to a senior civil ...

Hin Pisei

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