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Minister attached to the Prime Minister Secretary General, Council of the Development of Cambodia.

On behalf of the Council for the Development of Cambodia, I would like to welcome you to this website which represents our continuous endeavors to promote development and investments in the Kingdom.  We aim to accelerate economic growth and attract further investments to Cambodia, a promising open market with steady political stability and proven sustainable growth. Over the past two decades, Cambodia has been transformed from a land in crisis to a land of opportunities. Our economic renaissance has only just begun.Read More»

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Aviation

Currently, there are 11 airports in Cambodia. The regular flights have been available only at two airports, Phnom Penh International Airport (PPIA) and Siem Reap International Airport (SRIA), but new regular fight route will be opened in December 2011 between SRIA and Sihanouk International Airport. The present situation of airports in Cambodia is summarized in below table.

Present Status of Airports in Cambodia

Airport

Runway (m) Surface/Ref. Code

ILS

Area (ha)

Owner/ Operator

Status

Remarks

International Airports

Phnom Penh

3000×45/ Asphalt/ 4D

*

387

RGC/SCA

Open

ILS for RWY 23 only

Siem Reap

2550×45/ Asphalt/ 4C

*

197

RGC/SCA

Open

ILS for RWY 05 will be operated in 2009.

Sihanouk

2500×40/ Asphalt/ 4C

123.84

RGC/SCA

Open

Re-commissioned on 15 January 2007

Domestic Airports

Kampong Chhnang

2400×45/ Concrete/ 4C

2011

RGC/Air Force

Closed

The Area include military land use

Battanbang

1600×34/ Bitumen/ 3C

128.68

RGC/SSCA

Open

-

Stung Treng

1300×20/ Laterite/ 3C

112.5

RGC/SSCA

Open

-

Ratanakiri

1300x30/ Laterite/ 3C

48.09

RGC/SSCA

Open

-

Koh Kong

1300×30/ Laterite/ 3C

125.66

RGC/SSCA

Open

-

Mondulkiri

1500×20/ Laterite/ 3C

36

RGC/SSCA

Closed

Closed temporarily since July 2007

Preah Vihear

1400×20/ Laterite/ 3C

150.98

RGC

Closed

-

Kratie

1180×20/ Laterite/ 3C

112.5

RGC

Closed

-

Note: ILS stands for Instrument Landing System.

Source: Infrastructure and Regional Integration Technical Working Group (2009)

“Société Concessionnaire des l’Aéroports (SCA)”, which is a private consortium of French “Vinci” (70%) and Malaysian-Cambodian “Muhibbah Masteron” (30%) was given the 25-year BOT concession of PPIA in 1995 and of SRIA and Sihanouk International Airport (former “Kang Keng Airport”) in 2001 and 2006 respectively. Cambodia Airport Management Services Ltd. (CAMS), 100% controlled by SCA since 2005, operates these three airports. All other airports are under management of the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) except Kampong Chhnang Airport. In addition, the construction project of a new airport in Siem Reap, called Angkor International Airport, is now under preparation by the investors group including South Korea’s Lees & A A Co., Ltd.

As shown in below table, international flights to 14 destinations in 11 countries/regions are currently being operated from the PPIA. From the SRIA, 14 international air routes are being operated as of November 2011.

“Cambodia Angkor Air Ltd (CAA)”, which was established on July 27, 2009 as a joint venture among Vietnam Airlines (49%), Cambodian Investment Company (26%) and the Royal Government of Cambodia (25%), has decided in September 2011 to open thrice-weekly scheduled flights between Siem Reap and Sihanoukville by ATR-72 aircraft starting from 14 December 2011. The flight is scheduled to take 70 minutes. The airline also has an expansion plan of the fleet to 15 air­craft and launch of new routes to Japan, China, South Korea and throughout the ASEAN region in the next coming years.

Myanmar Air (MAI), the national flag carrier established in 1993, started operations to Siem Reap Int’l Airport in February 2011. In November 2011, it has also begun to operate the route to Phnom Penh with a triangular flight “Yangoon – Siem Reap – Phnom Penh” for the winter season (end of October, 2011 to end of March 2012) operating an A-320 aircraft with 162 seats. MAI will operate two weekly flights to Phnom Penh.

In early 2012, Tiger Airways of Singapore and Easter Jet of South Korea will start the operation to Cambodia as the 22nd and 23rd airline flying to Cambodia.

Departure Flights from Phnom Penh International Airport

(Effective from 25 October 2011 – 24 March 2012)

Country/Region Destination Flight Frequency
China Guangzhou 2 daily x 1 airline company (Non-stop)
Nanning 1 daily x 1 airline company (Non-stop)
Shanghai 1 daily x 1 airline company (Non-stop)
Hong Kong Hong Kong 1 daily x 1 airline company (Non-stop)
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 4 daily x 2 airline companies (Non-stop)
Singapore Singapore 3 daily x 2 airline companies (Non-stop)
South Korea Seoul – Incheon 2 daily x 2 airline companies (Non-stop)
Taiwan Taipei 1 daily x 1 airline company (Non-stop)

3 weekly flight x 1 airline company (Non-stop)

Thailand Bangkok 7 daily x 3 airline companies (Non-stop)
Laos Vientiane 1 daily x 1 airline company (Non-stop)
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh 3 daily x 2 airline companies (Non-stop)
Hanoi 1 daily x 1 airline company (1 stop)
Myanmar Yangoon 3 weekly flight x 1 airline company (Via Siem Reap)
France Paris 3 weekly flight (Via Bangkok)

Source: Cambodia Airports Website (http://www.cambodia-airports.com/)

As shown in below table, the number of flight using PPIA and SRIA reached its peak in 2007 and decreased in 2008 and 2009 affected by the world economic recession. However, it recovered in 2010 to almost same level as in 2007 partly because the tourism returned to normal in Siem Reap and the business demand has increased in Phnom Penh.

Number of International and Domestic Flights (PPIA and SRIA)

 

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

International Flight (PPIA)

12,9109

15,292

17,092

16,253

16,096

16,855

Domestic Flight (PPIA)

4,125

3,990

4,789

4,130

4,256

3,301

International Flight (SRIA)

12,657

14,660

16,924

15,431

13,287

15,354

Domestic Flight (SRIA)

4,266

4,197

5,088

4,551

4,960

5,093

Source: Cambodia Airports Website (http://www.cambodia-airports.com/)

At PPIA, the growth of passenger traffic was disturbed by the sluggish economy of the world and the number of passengers considerable decreased in 2009. Such down trend was reversed in 2010 and the number of passengers increased by more than 8% over that of 2009 as shown in below table. As economy keeps expanding, the number of international arrival passengers at PPIA in the first 8 months of 2011increased by 25% comparing with that of the same period in 2010.

Number of Passengers (PPIA)

 

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Domestic Arrival

80,033

79,594

88,314

76,609

58,517

52,286

Domestic Departure

78,063

75,842

90,632

80,052

63,529

57,375

International Arrival

455,059

575,641

701,898

754,060

718,148

832,064

International Departure

468,590

591,190

717,580

781,149

747,792

774,689

Source: Cambodia Airports Website (http://www.cambodia-airports.com/)

As the tourism was also severely damaged by the world recession which began in 2008, the number of international passengers at SRIA sharply dropped in two consecutive years from 2008. In 2010, as the economy recovered, the number of tourists visiting Angkor Wat started increasing and the international passenger traffic of SRIA reached at the almost same level of its peak year, 2007. Cambodian Airports expects the number of passengers at SRIA will exceed 2 million in the year of 2011.

Number of Passengers (SRIA)

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Domestic Arrival

72,743

75,734

90,677

83,347

66,333

60,191

Domestic Departure

74,451

79,395

93,983

86,929

70,089

55,128

International Arrival

436,528

596,931

774,338

681,209

557,465

716,012

International Departure

454,396

608,328

773,430

680,335

561,279

732,968

Source: Cambodia Airports Website (http://www.cambodia-airports.com/)

 

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