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Authorities to compensate families over airport expansion

The State Secretariat of Civil Aviation yesterday said it will continue to address the issue of compensation for the remaining seven families whose land is impacted by the expansion of Preah Sihanouk International Airport. It has already resolved the issue with 250 other affected families. The ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50655171/authorities-to-compensate-families-over-airport-expansion/

Government plans one of world’s biggest airports in Kandal

The Cambodian government has approved plans to build one of the world’s largest airports in Kandal province, though key actors have yet to work out the details and one economist noted yesterday that the current proposal may be short-sighted. ...

Hor Kimsay and Brendan O’Byrne
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/government-plans-one-worlds-biggest-airports-kandal

Small Planet granted local Air Operator's Certificate

The Kingdom’s aviation regulator yesterday granted an operator’s licence to Small Planet Airlines, allowing the Lithuanian-based leisure airline to operate flights from its new regional hub in Cambodia, civil aviation officials said. ...

Cam McGrath
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/small-planet-granted-local-air-operators-certificate

Liftoff looms for the new Siem Reap airport

A new international airport for Siem Reap has come a step closer after a high-level technical working group was set up to work out the details. The government established the group after a proposal was submitted to the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC). ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35028/liftoff-looms--for-the-new--siem-reap--airport/

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/

Airport audits end with positive hopes

Three officials from the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) finished 10-day security audits at two of Cambodia’s three international airports late last week leaving officials hopeful of a positive outcome. ICAO’s security audit team wrapped up its work at Phnom Penh International Airport and ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31471/airport-audits-end-with-positive-hopes/

Airports deemed ready for ICAO security audit

A spokesman for Cambodia’s aviation authority said yesterday that the Kingdom’s airports are “prepared and ready” for an audit by the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization that is set to commence on Thursday. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/airports-deemed-ready-icao-security-audit

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/

Coastal airport project gets nod

The Chinese developer behind a massive $3.8 billion tourism project being built in Koh Kong province has confirmed that it is ready to begin construction on a new international airport to serve the coastal resort and company’s related developments, though declined to reveal the investment ...

Kali Kotoski and Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/coastal-airport-project-gets-nod

Chinese moot airline school

Chinese budget carrier Spring Airlines is in discussions with the government to open an airline pilot training school in Cambodia, as well as expand its flights to the Kingdom, and even start a tour company, according to an official from the national aviation authority. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29636/chinese-moot-airline-school/

Thailand drops quotas on flights to Cambodia

Thailand has dropped its seat quota on commercial flights to Cambodia after its government approved the removal of the restrictions in accordance with an aviation agreement between the two countries signed in May. The approval comes months after Cambodia did the same, liberalising air travel ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/thailand-drops-quotas-flights-cambodia

VietJet set to resume flights to Siem Reap

Vietnamese budget airline VietJet will re-launch flights to Cambodia at the end of October following a six-month halt in the service due to unspecified market issues, an aviation official said yesterday. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/vietjet-set-resume-flights-siem-reap

Fifth freedom to open Kingdom’s airspace

The National Assembly yesterday approved a draft law on the implementation of the fifth freedom of the air, a commercial aviation right that grants airlines the privilege of using Cambodian airports as a stop-over on scheduled flights between their home country and another country. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/fifth-freedom-open-kingdoms-airspace

Phnom Penh to get new $23 million domestic airport terminal

A Malaysian company will begin construction on a new domestic terminal at Phnom Penh International Airport soon, at a cost of about $23 million, the firm announced in a filing to the Malaysian stock exchange on Wednesday. ...

Kang Sothear and Peter Ford
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/phnom-penh-to-get-new-23m-domestic-airport-terminal-111342/

PAL looks to operate direct flight to Cambodia

Philippine Airlines (PAL) plans to enter Cambodian skies for the first time with the launch of a direct flight from Manila, aviation officials said yesterday, though whether the airline will serve Phnom Penh or Siem Reap has yet to be decided. ...

Cam McGrath
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/pal-looks-operate-direct-flight-cambodia

Satellite navigation system ready for take-off

Cambodian airports are preparing to install a satellite-guided performance-based navigation (PBN) system that will save carriers time and fuel, and reduce air pollution, according to the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21362/satellite-navigation-system-ready-for-take-off/

AirAsia emergency landing blamed on ‘bird strike’

Aviation officials say a “bird strike” forced an AirAsia jet that took off from Phnom Penh International Airport yesterday morning at 8:35 am to return for an emergency landing. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/19226/airasia-emergency-landing-blamed-on----bird-strike---/

All Nippon Airways mulls direct flight to Kingdom

Cambodian officials and Japanese airline All Nippon Airways discussed on Friday the possibility of starting a direct flight between the Kingdom and Japan next year, in a bid to facilitate the increase in bilateral business and investment transactions, according to a State Secretariat of Civil ...

Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/all-nippon-airways-mulls-direct-flight-kingdom

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