Cambodia’s Airports Handle 4.11 Million Air Passengers in Ten Months

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Phnom Penh, November 17, 2023 --

Cambodia’s international airports have handled a total of 4.11 million air passengers in the January-October period of 2023, a year-on-year increase of 144 percent, the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation’s report pointed out.

The Kingdom recorded a total of 41,596 flights at the international airports during the first ten months of this year, up 93 percent compared to the same period last year.

H.E. Mao Havannall, Minister in Charge of the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation, said that the figures showed a significant recovery of the Cambodian aviation industry.

“We can assume that the aviation industry in Cambodia has recovered more than 55 percent compared to the pre-COVID-19 pandemic era in 2019,” he said in a speech during the inauguration of the Chinese-invested Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport (SAI).

H.E. Mao Havannall said that Cambodia currently has direct flights with eight ASEAN member countries, as well as China, South Korea, and Qatar, among others.

SAI was officially inaugurated on Nov. 16 under the presidency of Samdech Moha Thipadei Hun Manet, Prime Minister of Cambodia.

The airport will play an important role in boosting foreign tourist arrivals to the province, the cultural tourism hub of Cambodia, he said in the inauguration ceremony held at the airport, located in Tayek commune in Sotr Nikum district, about 50 kilometres from Siem Reap provincial city.