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New airport to be constructed next year

Royal Government of Cambodia’s plan to construct an international airport in Siem Reap province will be carried out next year, according to local media report. ...

Phal Sophanith
http://www.akp.gov.kh/?p=107909

New airline begins domestic flights in Cambodia

Apsara International Air, jointly owned by Chinese and Cambodian investors, on Wednesday started to operate daily domestic flights from the Cambodian capital to the tourist resort of Siem Reap. The airline operates with an Airbus-320 aircraft. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-10/08/c_133699903.htm

Cambodia tightens aviation security after Malaysian flight vanishes

Cambodia would further tighten security on passengers’ identities following the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane with two passengers boarding with stolen passports, a senior official at the Security and Safety Department at the Civil Aviation said Monday.   “In fact, our security at all airports is ...

Asean-China Centre News Staff
http://www.asean-china-center.org/english/2014-03/11/c_133177136.htm

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Siem Reap's $1,000 Landing Fee Hikes Costs For Airlines

Cambodia’s aviation regulator is imposing a royalty fee of $1,000 for almost every flight that lands at Siem Reap International Airport, a practice that airlines said is pushing up their costs, and which is also against an international aviation convention. While airline officials say the $1,000-per-landing ...

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 ...

East Asia takes notice of Cambodia

One of the most well-informed personalities in the air transport business in Phnom Penh is Nicolas Masse, country manager for Dragonair, which operates daily flights from Phnom Penh to Hong Kong in the morning and evening using Airbus A320 and A330 aircraft. Comparing the January through ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100459098/Business/east-asia-takes-notice-of-cambodia.html

Silk Air celebrates 20 years in Kingdom

Nagaworld Hotel was the venue for Monday night’s occasion, exactly 20 years after the very first Silk Air flight into Phnom Penh on October 1, 1992. The event came on the same evening as the launch of Tiger Airways’ service between Phnom Penh and Singapore ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100359054/Business/silk-air-celebrates-20-years-in-cambodia.html

Tiger Airways launches daily service to Singapore

Direct daily flights between Phnom Penh and Singapore started yesterday with the first Tiger Airways flight departing at 8:30am and landing in Singapore at 11:30am, kicking off a seven-days-a-week low-cost service. The company is offering a special price of US$38 one-way from Phnom Penh to Singapore ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100259032/Business/tiger-airways-launches-daily-service-to-singapore.html

Tiger Airway's 1st Flight Lands in Phnom Penh

Tiger Airways inaugural flight from Singapore to Cambodia touched down at Phnom Penh International Airport yesterday morning, making the low-cost carrier the 21st airline to offer daily flights to the capital. Mao Havanall, secretary of state at the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation, said yesterday ...

Number of Airport Passengers Soars in 2012

The number of passengers arriving at Cambodia’s two main airports in the first eight months of the year increased 17.7 percent to more than 1.3 million people, compared to about 1.1 million people during the same period last year, figures released by Cambodian Airports show. Between ...

Myanmar Airways Suspends Flights to Cambodia

Myanmar Airways has temporarily suspended direct flights from Rangoon to Siem Reap and Phnom Penh due to low passenger numbers, an official at the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) said yesterday. “We don’t know how long they will suspend operations, but when they get ...

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