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Air arrivals soar higher

Air traffic for Cambodia’s three international airports increased by 23 percent in the first six months of the year, driven largely by growing Chinese tourism and the increased number of international flights to Sihanoukville’s airport, a spokesman for the company that operates the Kingdom’s three ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/air-arrivals-soar-higher

Air cargo volume soars again

For the second straight year Cambodia has proven to be one of the world’s most dynamic markets for air freight shipments, with growth in cargo volume exceeding both global and regional averages. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/air-cargo-volume-soars-again

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

Renewed MAI flights touch down in Cambodia

Myanmar Airways International (MAI) has resumed flights between Yangon and Phnom Penh after a four-month suspension due to low demand. The MAI flight landed at Phnom Penh International Airport at 7:15pm on Saturday. MAI country manager Ye Jhan  told a press conference to cover the flight’s arrival ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012120360047/Business/renewed-mai-flights-touch-down-in-cambodia.html

German airline Condor launches direct flight to Cambodia

The German airline Condor Air launched its first direct flight from Frankfurt to Cambodia’s Siem Reap province famous for its world heritage site on Saturday morning. Landing at the Siem Reap International Airport, the aircraft was cordially greeted by Cambodian government officials including Mao Havannall, secretary ...

http://www.nzweek.com/business/german-airline-condor-launches-direct-flight-to-cambodia-20833/

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

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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