PM announces new airport in Siem Reap

Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday that Siem Reap is in need of a new airport to tackle the rising number of visitors to the area.Last week Cambodia reached an $880-million agreement with China’s Yunnan Investment Holding Ltd which allows the state-owned company to manage ...

Chea Vannak

New flight route

Cambodia will be more connected to mainland China next week with an additional direct flight route to the populous southern province of Hainan, to be operated by a Chinese airline. ...

Chea Vannak

Shangdong Air expands to Cambodia

China’s Shandong Airlines is planning to launch direct flights between Shandong province and Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Cambodia’s State Secretariat for Civil Aviation spokesman, Sin Chansereyvutha, told local media that the flights are pending approval from the SSCA. If approval is granted in time, the airline will link ...

Wanwisa Ngamsangchaikit

Open skies policy examined

Promising to dramatically open up the region’s airways, the planned Asean Single Aviation Market (ASAM) will bring with it fierce competition and price wars, experts said yesterday during a seminar on the subject at the Phnom Penh Hotel. The seminar brought representatives from the majority of ...

Eddie Morton

Cambodia’s aviation sector rapidly growing: report

Capitalising on booming travel from Vietnam and China, the domestic aviation sector has enjoyed 18 per cent passenger growth for the second year running, according to a new report, which describes Cambodia as having one of the fastest-growing markets in Southeast Asia. The report, by the ...

Eddie Morton

Families Ordered to Leave Disused Airfield Land in Preah Vihear

More than 25 families living on the site of the long-disused airfield in Preah Vihear province have been ordered to move off the land, a district official said yesterday. “The authorities are forcing residents to leave without compensation and this eviction is illegal because they ...

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Government's New Jet Takes To the Skies

The government’s brand-new Airbus A320 jet took off on official state business for the first time yesterday, when it departed from Phnom Penh International Airport en route to Beijing with King Norodom Sihamoni and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath. “It is the government’s plane and is for ...

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 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 ...

New flights to Myanmar after delay

Myanmar Airways International (MAI) is slated for a November 2 launch of bi-weekly flights between Phnom Penh and Myanmar’s economic hub and former capital, Yangon, Cambodian Aviation officials said yesterday. The flights – on 162-seat A320 jets – will transfer in Siem Reap before continuing on ...

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