Government signs an agreement to close the old Siem Reap International Airport

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications on July 28, held a signing ceremony for the compensation agreement to close the current Siem Reap International Airport before the opening of the new international airport with Société Concessionnaire de l’Aéroport (SCA) and Angkor International Airport Investment (Cambodia) ...

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 int’l airport set for opening in fourth quarter

By the end of this year, Cambodia is all set to add more airport capacity to its existing facilities with the opening of the new Siem Reap Angkor International Airport. ...

Prakash Jha

Siem Reap welcomes its first international flight for the first time in 20 months

Cambodia’s Siem Reap International Airport has finally welcomed its first international passenger flight for the first time in 20 months. The inaugural flight flew in from Singapore, and landed in Siem Reap airport at 9:45 am on Friday. Siem Reap is one of the three ...

Khmer Times Staff

SR airport's only thermal scanner ‘broken’

As concern about the MERS virus’s spread mounts in the region, the Ministry of Health has ordered health workers in Siem Reap International Airport to use manual thermometers to screen passengers entering the Kingdom as the airport’s only ThermoScan unit is beyond repair. ...

Sarah Taguiam

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

Plan to negotiate ends Siem Reap airport strike

Workers at Siem Reap International Airport have ended an 11-day strike after agreeing with the company on a plan to negotiate over their grievances, a union rep said yesterday. ...

Mom Kunthear

Passenger arrival at airports up by 10 pct

The number of passenger arrivals at the Kingdom’s airports rose to 1.37 million in the first six months of the year, up 10 per cent from 1.24 million visitors in the same period in 2013, according to figures from Cambodia Airports. The figures include both international ...

Hor Kimsay

CBRE: Cambodia’s bright future

CBRE Cambodia’s latest MarketView report sees strong growth in tourist arrivals resulting in growth in hotel occupancy rates and durations of stay. Quoting Ministry of Tourism statistics, CBRE said Cambodian tourism sector continued to enjoy steady growth over the course of 2013, with the number of ...

Wanwisa Ngamsangchaikit

New report sees strong tourism growth

CBRE Cambodia’s latest MarketView report sees strong growth in Cambodia’s international tourism sector, with particularly strong in international arrivals resulting in growth in hotel occupancy rates and durations of stay. According to the May report, international arrivals in 2013 increased 17.5 per cent, to a total ...

Post Staff

Smart rolls out 4G network

Mobile internet speeds in Cambodia are ratcheting up a notch. Smart Mobile, the country’s second largest operator by subscribers, is making 4G LTE internet available to customers this week, the company announced yesterday during the launch of the service at NagaWorld Casino. Thomas Hundt, CEO of Smart, ...

Eddie Morton

Air China launches Beijing-Cambodia's Siem Reap direct flight

Air China has started to operate direct flights between China’s Beijing and Cambodia’s Siem Reap province, aiming at further promoting tourism and economic ties. Its first flight landed at the Siem Reap International Airport at Sunday night with 115 passengers onboard. Cambodia greeted 339,890 Chinese ...

Asean-China-Center News Staff

Construction of new airport planned for 2014

After being delayed twice, construction of the New Siem Reap International Airport (NSRIA) is expected to start in early 2014, a senior government official said yesterday. Tek Reth Samrach, chairman of the NSRIA steering committee, said a detailed plan must be completed by the airport’s two ...

Chan Muy Hong

Cambodia’s tourism soars

Cambodia’s tourist arrivals registered a 16.9% growth in September according to the country’s statistics and tourist Information department. The country attracted 283,787 visits compared to 242,747 during the same month in 2012. Released by the Ministry of Tourism, late last week, data showed the percentage ...

Wanwisa Ngamsangchaikit

EU aids Cambodia in combating illicit trafficking, use of nuclear, radiological materials

The European Union (EU) signs Wednesday to provide Cambodia with equipment to detect illicit trafficking and criminal use of nuclear and radiological materials. The agreement was inked between EU Ambassador to Cambodia Jean Francois Cautain and Om Yentieng, vice-chairman of the Secretariat of National Counter-Terrorism Committee. Under the deal, ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Tourist arrivals up 18 per cent

International tourist arrivals soared nearly 18 per cent in the first quarter in this year compared to the same period the year before, according to data from the Ministry of Tourism. The ministry’s official statistics report showed that Cambodia received 1,172,072 tourists in three-month period, compared ...

Arrivals of tourists up 20 per cent

Arrivals at the Kingdom’s two main international airports rose more than 20 per cent year on year in the first quarter of 2013, according to data from Cambodia Airports. Officials said the rise reflects the normalisation of the world economy and the country’s political stability. According ...

Cambodia Airports Comes Under Attack by a Former Executive

Philippe Laurent became secretary-general of Cambodia Airports in May 2008. He was one of six senior executives in charge of the country’s international airports in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and the little-used facility in Sihanoukville. Mr. Laurent is now carrying out a one-man campaign against ...

Survey Says Cambodia Lacks Fiscal Transparency

The government has failed to improve transparency of its finances, according to a global report released yesterday, which ranks Cambodia among the worst countries in the world for openness over budgets. The Washington-based International Budget Partnership’s Open Budget Survey 2012- conducted in Cambodia by NGO Forum- ...

Chartered flights from Taiwan re-launched

Chartered direct flights from Taiwan to Cambodia were re-launched on February 7 by Taiwanese airline Far Eastern Air Transport, one year after the company abruptly suspended the flights over a dispute with its Cambodian airline partner over unpaid aviation fuel. Six flights have been ...

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