Traffic at Cambodia Airports Grow Double Digits in January

Cambodia Airports handled more than 830,000 passengers and 8,000 flights movements in January 2017, an increase of 19.7 and 15.5 percent respectively compared to 2016, pointed out a recent press release of the Cambodia Airports, the developer and operator of international airports in Cambodia.

Import and export tonnages in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap Cargo Terminals increased by 28.5 percent to 4,156 tons in 2017, it added.

According to the same source, Phnom Penh International Airport welcomed almost 350,000 passengers in January 2017, an increase of 19.1 percent while Siem Reap International Airport handled almost 460,000 passengers, growing 15.2 percent year-on-year. Domestic travel increased by 5.1 and 17.5 percent respectively.

About 30 percent of the total passengers at Phnom Penh International Airport are from China, Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan. 24 percent are from Thailand and 10 percent from Malaysia and Singapore. Cambodians contributed 10 percent to the growth.

At Siem Reap Airport, China, Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan contributed 31 percent of the total passengers followed by Thailand, Vietnam and South Korea with the share of 17, 16 and 14 percent respectively. Cambodians travelers shared 11 percent.

Passenger traffic at Sihanouk International Airport increased by 183.2 percent to 33,040 passengers, spurred by ongoing international flights from China by Tianjin Airlines and Sky Angkor Airlines and Vietnam by Cambodia Angkor Air. The domestic traffic between Siem Reap and Sihanoukville increased by 58.2 percent while international travel increased by 608.3 percent.

Phnom Penh International Airport handled more than 3,000 domestic and international flight movements while Siem Reap handled almost 5,000, an increase of 10.4 and 12.8 percent respectively compared to 2015. Although domestic travel declined, international numbers maintained a steady growth due to an additional boost from the international airlines.

Sihanouk International Airport handled more than 400 flights movements, up 167.9 percent year-on-year spurred by ongoing international flights as well as a growth in domestic movements from Siem Reap.

With the latest entrant to a growing network of freighter operators, import and export tonnage in Phnom Penh Cargo Terminal grew by 30.2 percent, while Siem Reap Airport Cargo Terminal slightly decrease at 5.9 percent, compared to 2015.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press