Transport infrastructure and facilities

Airports and air travel

Cambodia airports receive 481,582 foreign tourists in Q1

Cambodia’s three international airports welcomed 481,582 foreign tourists in the first quarter of 2023, a staggering 453 percent increase from the same period in 2022. ...

Chea Vanyuth

New smart airport aims to drive more tourists into Siem Reap

Cambodia Angkor Air and Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to build a smart airport in Siem Reap, the global travel service provider said in a news release. ...

Yatt Malai

Koh Kong int’l airport not set for trial flights: governor

Koh Kong provincial governor Mithona Phouthong has warned that proposed flight trials at the province’s Dara Sakor International Airport could possibly be postponed as the developers need more time to complete construction and address some remaining shortcomings. ...

Van Socheata

SSCA eyes 300 weekly China flights

Cambodia and China appear to be pressing ahead with plans to raise the number of direct commercial flights between them to at least 300 per week, which private sector operators envisage will underpin strong growth in tourist flows from the Asian economic powerhouse. ...

May Kunmakara

Kandal airport developer begins direct negotiations with households seeking better compensation

Families facing eviction to make way for a $1.5 billion airport under construction in Kandal province continue to contest the compensation being offered by the project’s developer. This week the company began directly negotiating with some of the more than 60 families who had still ...

Sorn Sarath and Runn Sreydeth

Cambodia records 1.26 million air passengers in Q1

Cambodia reported 1.26 million air travelers during the first quarter of 2023, up 549 percent from only 195,000 passengers over the same period last year, said the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation’s report released on Wednesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia operates 494 flights a week

Cambodia received and operated 494 flights per week at its three airports in the first three months of this year, according to the preliminary data from the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA)—Cambodia’s regulatory and development agency for civil aviation activity and infrastructure. ...

Kang Sothear

Spending on capital’s new airport nears $700M: SSCA

Nearly $700 million has been spent on the new $1.5 billion Techo International Airport (TIA), the main construction work on which has reached 46 per cent as of March 31, motivated by positive tourism growth, according to a senior civil aviation official. ...

Rann Reuy

Ratanakiri governor seeks airport investment

Ratanakiri provincial officials have appealed to foreign investors to build a new airport on a 1,400-hectare plot of land in Lumphat district to attract tourism ...

Chhorn Raksmey

Cambodia Airways launches Phnom Penh-Beijing direct flight

Cambodia Airways has launched its first direct flight between Phnom Penh and Beijing, aiming to meet rising travel demand between the two destinations, the airline operator said in a press release on Tuesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

New International Airport in Siem Reap province project 90 percent complete

Construction of the Angkor Siem Reap International Airport is now 90 percent complete as the construction firm is accelerating its work so that the official launch can be held as planned in October. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Siem Reap airport to close after new one opens

After the new Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport (SAI) opens in October, the existing complex serving the northwestern province will be “completely closed”, according to State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) spokesman Sin Chansereyvutha. ...

May Kunmakara

June target for trial operation of Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport

The construction of Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport has been now 86 percent complete, and the new airport in Siem Reap province is expected to be put into trial use in June this year and into official operation by October. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Hainan Airlines launches Shenzhen-Phnom Penh route

The Phnom Penh International Airport has welcomed the inaugural flight from Shenzen, China by Hainan Airlines, according to Cambodian Airports. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Main Siem Reap airport work ‘done by March’

Siem Reap Angkor International Airport (SAI) will be a major infrastructural feat that expands and improves the Kingdom’s air passenger and cargo services, bringing in more foreign tourists to fuel post-Covid-19 recovery in the industry. ...

May Kunmakara

PM talks tourism with Laotian Premier during visit

Launching direct flights linking Cambodia and Laos was top of the agenda during a two-day official visit by Prime Minister Hun Sen to the neighboring nation . ...

Seng Mengheng

Tourist flights from China resume to foreign destinations

Dozens of Chinese tourists boarded an Emirates Airlines flight at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport to go sightseeing on Monday morning. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Techo International Airport construction progress on track

The construction of Cambodia’s new international airport has been on track on its construction progress, according to government officials and will soon be 50 percent completed. State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) spokesman and undersecretary of state Sin Chansereyvutha spoke to local news and gave ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia’s travel industry set to get boost with direct flights from Indonesia

At least two Indonesian Airlines are poised to mount direct flights, probably starting with one scheduled flight a week from Indonesia to Phnom Penh within the first quarter of this year. ...

Kong Arey

Battambang airport in line for upgrade to receive tourists

Battambang Airport will be upgraded to be akin to Siem Reap airport as part of plans to attract more tourists to the country. ...

Seng Mengheng

Royal Group signs agreement to build Koh Rong airport

An agreement has been signed for the construction of a $300 million airport on Koh Rong island, taking five years to complete. ...

Seng Mengheng

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