Cambodian Airports Serve 5.2 million Passengers in First Semester
AKP Phnom Penh, July 25, 2018 —
Cambodia’s three international airports handled 5.2 million passengers in the first six months of this year, up 23.7 percent compared to the same period last year, thanks to arrival of new carriers and launch of major new routes.
The report, from Vinci Group, the company authorised to manage the Cambodia’s three international airports, showed that Phnom Penh International Airport saw passenger traffic rise by 32.3 percent to more than 2.6 million passengers.
During the same period, it added, Siem Reap International Airport and Sihanouk International Airport welcomed some 2.3 million and 243,000 passengers, up 12.3 and 70.1 percent, respectively.
This strong growth reflects excellent performance by the strong influx of passengers traveling from other countries in Asia, especially China, Vietnam, South Korea and Thailand, underlined the report.
The commercial movement via the three airports, the report stated, increased by 21.5 percent to 51,634 flights during the period.
In 2017, Cambodia’s airports handled more than 8 million passengers, a 25 percent increase compared to 2016.
By Chea Vannak