Koh Rong int’l airport construction begins

State authorities have confirmed that the earthworks for the first phase of construction of the Koh Rong International Eco-Tourism Airport is now underway on the island. ...

James Whitehead

Cambodia records 1.26 million air passengers in Q1

Cambodia reported 1.26 million air travelers during the first quarter of 2023, up 549 percent from only 195,000 passengers over the same period last year, said the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation’s report released on Wednesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Poipet Airport project resumes in Cambodia

The Poipet Airport development project, which had been abandoned for more than 10 years, will resume construction in 2020 as the city welcomes more Chinese, say provincial authorities. Hotel and casino investment firm Holiday Palace began construction of the airport in 2007 and had already ...

Hin Pisei

Stung Treng airport awaits revamp by ADB

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is considering plans to revamp the airport in Stung Treng province to increase air connectivity in the Great Mekong Subregion (GMS). ...

Sum Manet

Audit backs airport improvements

International Civil Aviation Organisation experts have wrapped up a five-day review of Cambodia’s airports after an audit last year recommended areas for improvement.​ ...

Chea Vannak

Airline tax to help clean up Cambodia

The government is looking at ways to tackle Cambodia’s waste problem with a $1 charge on airline tickets touted to raise the cash. The move comes after footage emerged showing the capital’s canals remain clogged with rubbish a year after video of the pollution was shown ...

Khy Sovuthy

South Korea-Funded Civil Aviation Training Center Inaugurated

A civil aviation training center was launched in Phnom Penh on Wednesday, three years after an agreement was signed with South Korea to fund the construction of the new facility.   ...

Hang Sokunthea

Angkor Air’s Macau route

Tourists wanting to visit Asia’s answer to Las Vegas will be able to fly from Preah Sihanouk province to Macau after Cambodia Angkor Air unveiled the new route yesterday. ...

Sok Chan

AirAsia to open Cambodia office

AirAsia, the Malaysia-based low-cost airline, will soon have an office in Cambodia to boost the number of tourist arrivals to the kingdom. The airline’s office will open soon, said AirAsia CEO Anthony Fernandes, after holding a meeting with Prime Minister Hun Sen in Switzerland on the ...

Chea Vannak

City to airport rail link

A railway linking Phnom Penh to its international airport is being planned, with passengers getting the chance to check in baggage and get boarding passes before they get on the train. The line would join the Phnom Penh to Preah Sihanouk track which runs past the ...

Chea Vannak

Domestic airports converted for public use

Prime Minister Hun Sen transferred control of some of the Kingdom’s domestic airports to local government authorities for public use during a cabinet meeting last Friday. “We handed over airfields to provincial authorities to manage and use for state or public interest,” Mr. Hun Sen said. ...

Ros Chanveasna

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

Plan for airport faces resistance

Talks between officials in Preah Vihear province and local villagers whose land is in the way of a proposed domestic airport hit some turbulence on Tuesday, as homeowners bristled over the various forms of compensation being offered. ...

Sen David

Secretariat of Civil Aviation to ‘swap’ headquarters

The State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) has swapped its headquarters on Norodom Boulevard and will move to a location adjacent to Phnom Penh International Airport by next year, civil aviation officials confirmed Tuesday. Sinn Chanserey Vutha, deputy director-general of the SSCA, said construction on the ...

Khy Sovuthy and Joshua Wilwohl

Laos plans new consulate

Laos plans to establish consulate general in Siem Reap province to boost bilateral cooperation with Cambodia through tourism and trade, a senior official from Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday. “Tourism from Laos is increasing annually, so Lao PDR will establish a general consulate based ...

Chan Muyhong

Government warns frequent flier

A dispute has erupted off the coast of Sihanoukville. On one side is the country’s aviation authority, backed by the local airport. On the other side are a couple of guys and a few flying boats. The State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) said yesterday that ...

Eddie Morton and Hor Kimsay

Direct Japan flights set to take off later in year: PM

Japan will introduce direct flights to and from Cambodia this year in an effort to bolster trade, investment and tourism between the two nations, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Friday. Hun Sen announced the plan at a meeting with a delegation led by Hideo ...

May Kunmakara

Satellite system will save fuel and routes

Phnom Penh International Airport’s navigation system will be upgraded today with the installment of a new satellite-based system that aims to improve efficiency and reduce fuel usage, an aviation official said. Chhun Sivorn, director of the Air Navigation Standards and Safety Department of the State Secretariat ...

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 ...

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