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Chinese firms to build new PP airport

Three enterprises, all Chinese-owned, have been chosen to build the new airport that will service the Cambodian capital, the company in charge of the project said.​​ Cambodia Airport Investment Co Ltd said a total of five companies had entered the bidding process. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/chinese-firms-build-new-pp-airport

Phnom Penh Int’l Airport wins award as passenger traffic soars

The Phnom Penh International Airport has been awarded Best Asia Pacific Regional Airport 2019 for its sustained high growth in passenger traffic in recent years. The award was presented by the Capa Centre for Aviation (Capa) – a world-leading and trusted organisation that provides market intelligence ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/phnom-penh-intl-airport-wins-award-passenger-traffic-soars

Phnom Penh airport train to start on April 10

The new rail line between Phnom Penh International Airport and the railway station on Monivong Boulevard is scheduled to open on April 10, according to government and Royal Railways officials. Hoeurn Somnieng, deputy director of the cabinet at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, said ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/phnom-penh-airport-train-start-april-10

New hall inaugurated at airport in capital

Cambodia Airports, a company majority-owned by France’s Vinci Group, officially inaugurated its $26 million new arrivals hall and the extension of its boarding concourse yesterday at the Phnom Penh International Airport. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/new-hall-inaugurated-airport-capital

New hall inaugurated at airport in capital

Cambodia Airports, a company majority-owned by France’s Vinci Group, officially inaugurated its $26 million new arrivals hall and the extension of its boarding concourse yesterday at the Phnom Penh International Airport. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/new-hall-inaugurated-airport-capital

Drug mule arrested at airport with ‘cocaine in stomach’

Cambodian authorities last week arrested an alleged drug mule attempting to smuggle cocaine into the Kingdom by hiding it in his stomach. 
South African national Blignaut Chan, 26, was seized on September 13 at Phnom Penh International Airport in a joint operation between the National ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/drug-mule-arrested-airport-cocaine-stomach

Airport railway project halted

Following multiple protests by local villagers, the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation has announced a halt to a railway project meant to lead to Phnom Penh International Airport.   ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5077929/airport-railway-project-halted/

Phnom Penh set to open first airport railway link by April

A railway line that will transport passengers from the center of Phnom Penh to its airport is set to open in April, Transport Minister Sun Chanthol announced on Friday, adding that no evictions would be necessary to make way for the development.  ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/phnom-penh-set-to-open-first-airport-railway-link-by-april-132805/

Railway links construction date set

The government has set March next year as the date for the ground-breaking ceremony for the building of the rail link to Phnom Penh International Airport and Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (PPSEZ). ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35106/railway-links-construction-date-set/

Families near airport push for land titles

About 600 families living next to Phnom Penh International Airport urged the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) yesterday to help speed up the process of giving them titles to their land. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34640/families-near-airport-push--for-land-titles/

Korea hands over aviation center

Three and a half years after signing a memorandum of understanding on the project, the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in Cambodia handed over a $10.1 million aviation training center to the government yesterday. ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30685/korea-hands-over-aviation-center/

Spared eviction, airport families ask government for land titles

Families living next to Phnom Penh International Airport filed a petition with the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) on Wednesday to find out why City Hall has not yet issued them land titles now that Prime Minister Hun Sen had promised to protect them from eviction.   ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/spared-eviction-airport-families-ask-government-for-land-titles-115993/

New international airport on table as PPIA expansion plans halted

A senior government minister yesterday announced a halt to plans to expand the Phnom Penh International Airport, and instead revived talk of a new airport altogether, mentioning plans to identify a location 30 to 40 kilometres outside the city in hopes of completing the new ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-international-airport-table-ppia-expansion-plans-halted

Police scuffle with protesters on fourth ‘black Monday’

Familiar scenes of police ripping banners during heated scuffles with protesters marked the fourth “Black Monday,” as activists continued to call for the release of human rights workers who have been in Prey Sar prison for almost one month.   ...

George Wright and Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/police-scuffle-with-protesters-on-fourth-black-monday-113239/

‘Cyber PM’ calls for swifter wi-fi at airports

Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has recently found an outlet for his charming side in cyber space, called for swifter wi-fi at Phnom Penh International Airport yesterday while inaugurating the expansion of its terminal. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/22878/---cyber-pm----calls-for-swifter-wi-fi-at-airports/

Capital’s airport soars to 3 million passenger mark

Phnom Penh International Airport set a new record for passenger traffic yesterday afternoon, breaking the 3 million mark in one year for the first time since it reopened after the fall of the Khmer Rouge, according to a press release from Cambodia Airports, the French-owned ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/19099/capital---s-airport-soars-to-3-million-passenger-mark/

Airport deals in the spotlight

Opposition lawmaker Son Chhay has requested the government release its concession arrangement with the French company that controls Cambodia’s three international airports, alleging the Kingdom might be getting ripped off under the deal. Following a site visit to Phnom Penh International Airport two weeks ago, Chhay, ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/airport-deals-spotlight

Plaza extends network to Cambodia

Hong Kong-based company Plaza Premium Lounge Management Limited (Plaza Premium), will design and operate airports lounges at the newly built terminal extensions of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap international airports. Both terminals will be fully operational next year. ...

Wanwisa Ngamsangchaikit
http://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2015/03/plaza-extends-network-to-cambodia/

Cleaners at airport to get salary bump

A monday walk-out by cleaners at Phnom Penh International Airport has resulted in the company the airport enlists for sanitary services agreeing to hike employees’ monthly salaries by $20 yesterday. More than 30 employees at HCC Co, the airport’s cleaning service, walked off the job, demanding ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cleaners-airport-get-salary-bump

Passport pickiness: Nine nations screened at airport: CIA

Travellers from nine South Asian, African and Middle Eastern nations are likely to face increased scrutiny at Phnom Penh’s airport security, according to a new release from Wikileaks. ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/passport-pickiness-nine-nations-screened-airport-cia

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