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Election worries for tourists

Chris Leyland had forgotten about Cambodia’s national elections when he made plans to travel into Phnom Penh from Vietnam with Jess Jackson, 34, and her two children. Had Leyland, a 41-year-old from Oxford, UK, remembered that it wasn’t going to be a normal weekend in Cambodia, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/election-worries-tourists

Chartered carrier takes off

Newly established Wat Phnom Airlines completed its maiden flight to Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport on July 10. But its predecessor, grounded Tonlesap Airlines, is said to owe the same airport more than $50,000 in landing fees. The local chartered carrier “is officially in business after it ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/chartered-carrier-takes

New name, same airline

Grounded Tonlesap Airlines has changed its name to Wat Phnom Airlines, an official with Cambodia’s State Secretariat of Civil Aviation said yesterday, about two months after the local chartered carrier suspended all of its flights. Wat Phnom Airlines is now in the process of applying for ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013061966352/Business/new-name-same-airline.html

Troubles for Tonlesap Air

About two months after Phnom Penh-based Tonlesap Airlines suspended its chartered flights, the local carrier’s future seems as cloudy as ever. Vann Chanty, the director of air transport with Cambodia’s State Secretariat of Civil Aviation, said yesterday that the airline had not resumed operations and that ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013061766300/Business/troubles-for-tonlesap-air.html

Cambodia Angkor Air expands its international network

For a long time, Cambodia’s national carrier Cambodia Angkor Air (CAA) served only as a feeder carrier to its shareholder Vietnam Airlines. Three lines were then in service on routes linking Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, Phnom Penh-Ho Chi Minh City and finally Siem Reap-HCMC. ...

http://www.traveldailynews.asia/news/article/51485/cambodia-angkor-air-expands-its

Hun Sen announces new airport

Prime Minister Hun Sen requisitioned 768 hectares of land on Saturday that will be used to build an international airport in Kampong Chhnang after 2025. During presiding over a land title distribution ceremony in Kampong Chhnang province, the prime minister announced the expansion of the airport. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102959448/Business/hun-sen-announces-new-airport.html

Pol Pot-Era Airbase Earmarked as Future Tourist Gateway

Prime Minister Hun Sen said Saturday that in order to manage future tourist numbers, the government will construct a new international airport on the site of the Kampong Chhnang airbase, which was built by slave labor during the Khmer Rouge regime. Mr. Hun Sen said that ...

Three More Airlines to Offer Flights to Cambodia

Three more international airlines will soon begin operating flights to Cambodia’s two main airports, according to Cambodia Airports, which owns and operates the facilities. Lao Central Airlines and Qatar Airways will offer flights to Phnom Penh, and Frankfurt-based Condor Air will fly direct to Siem Reap, ...

Cambodia Airports Funds Study of Five Airstrips

Cambodia Airports, which operates the country’s three international airports, has financed a study of five of the country’s unused domestic airstrips ahead of government plans to rehabilitate the facilities, a representative of the company said yesterday. Khek Norinda, communications manager at the Cambodia Airports, said that ...

More visitors to hail Kingdom

Cambodia Airports estimates the number of passengers entering via Cambodia’s two international airports will increase by an average 8.8 per cent in 2013. That prediction is 1.2 per cent lower than the 2012 projection of a 10 per cent increase. The lower forecast is due to the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102559410/Business/more-visitors-to-hail-kingdom.html

Airport Operator to Go Ahead With Expansion

Cambodia Airports said yesterday that it planned to move forward with plans to build a new security fence at Phnom Penh International Airport ahead of next month’s Asean and East Asia summits, even though its construction will result in more than 180 families being evicted. Speaking ...

Aviation in the Kingdom soaring with new flights and airport plans

Cambodian aviation continues its ascent with the Oct. 1 launch of Singaporean low-cost carrier Tiger Airway’s daily direct service to Phnom Penh, ongoing airport expansions and the announcement of several new airport projects. Currently, there are more than 20 international airlines offering service to Cambodia for a ...

Airport Fees Must Be Uniform And Transparent, UN Body Says

Aeronautical fees imposed at airports in countries which are members of the U.N.’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)- including Cambodia- must be uniformly and transparently applied to all airlines, a spokesperson for the ICAO said yesterday. Last week, airline officials  said that a $1,000-per-landing royalty fee ...

Government Forms Commission to Evict Families Near Airport

Deputy Prime Minister Sok An yesterday approved the creation of a joint commission which will undertake the role of evicting hundreds of families living near the Phnom Penh International Airport before the Asean and East Asia summits commence next month. Mr. Sath [Choam Chao commune ...

Mass Eviction Looms Ahead Of East Asia Summit

Hundreds of families living near Phnom Penh International Airport are facing imminent eviction from heir homes as security preparations begin for world leaders who will attend next month’s Asean and East Asia summits. A total of 387 families living on 6.3 hectares of land to the ...

Thousands to Be Evicted From Riverbank

Nearly 2,000 families living on the bank of the Sekong River in Stung Treng district will be evicted beginning January to make way for the construction of public gardens, officials said this week. Loy Sophat, Stung Treng provincial governor, said the evicted families could purchase ...

Hun Sen Says Shootings, Traffic Accidents Threaten Tourism

Gun violence and fatal traffic accidents are hurting the government’s efforts to boost tourism, Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday, urging local authorities to take action-even against the powerful. Mr. Hun Sen also said the government has earmarked sites for two new international airports to cater to ...

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