Siem Reap Airport
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- Siem Reap
- 2550m x 45m
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Cambodia Angkor Air
Cebu Pacific Air
China Eastern Airlines
China Southern Airlines
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- Air France
Delta Air Lines
Siem Reap International Airport, also known as Angkor International Airport, serves the city of Siem Reap in north-west Cambodia. The airport is the second-busiest in the country after Phnom Penh International and is managed by Cambodia Airport Management Services. Siem Reap International is the main airport handling traffic to Cambodia's most popular tourist destination, Angkor Wat, and is served by airlines from across Southeast Asia.
Location of Siem Reap Airport, Cambodia
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Cambodia Angkor Air is planning rapid fleet and network expansion as competition intensifies in the Cambodian market. The Cambodian flag carrier is expected to more than double its fleet by the end of 2015 and launch services to several new markets, including mainland China, Hong Kong, India and South Korea. Cambodia Angkor Air was established in 2009 as a joint venture with Vietnam Airlines but remains one of the smallest flag carriers in Southeast Asia, only operating domestically and to two neighbouring countries.
Cambodia Angkor Air has already seen its most dramatic expansion in its four-year history, launching three international routes over the last six months. Further rapid expansion of Cambodia Angkor Air and the planned launch of a second Cambodian scheduled carrier that will be affiliated with Philippine Airlines (PAL) should lead to more rapid growth in the Cambodian market. The Cambodian passenger market grew by 18% in 2012 and by 21% in 1Q2013, based on figures from Cambodia Airports.
Cambodia poised for more double-digit growth as Cambodia Angkor Air expands and Qatar Airways enters
The Cambodian market is poised for more rapid growth in 2013 after quietly expanding by 18% in 2012, making it one of the fastest growing markets in Asia. Flag carrier Cambodia Angkor Air is pursuing significant expansion albeit from a very small base while international carriers are also continuing to add services in the Cambodian market.
The Mar-2013 suspension of service from Air France, which became in 2011 the first European carrier to serve Cambodia in decades, is a blow for the country’s emerging economy and tourism industry. But the loss of Air France is being offset by the addition of Qatar Airways, which will become in Feb-2013 the first Gulf carrier to serve Cambodia. Qatar could be followed by other Gulf carriers as well as more LCCs from the more traditional markets of Southeast and North Asia, which in recent years have been consistently building up their operations in Cambodia.
Laos is poised for unprecedented change as flag carrier Laos Airlines prepares to launch new international routes and up-gauge several existing routes following delivery of two new A320s. As a result, total capacity at Lao Airlines will almost double in 4Q2011 and capacity in the entire Lao market will surge by 50%. For most countries the impact from two additional narrowbodies would be just a drop in the bucket, but for the smallest market in ASEAN and the region’s smallest flag carrier there are huge ramifications.
Cambodia Airports has been experiencing strong traffic growth in 2011 as traffic at Siem Reap recovers to 2007 levels. The recently rebranded airport operator, which is owned primarily by French firm Vinci, expects continued growth at Siem Reap and Phnom Penh while it continues to work on attracting a carrier to its third airport at Sihanoukville.
Another major construction firm has bought into a leading European airport operator. Vinci has purchased a 3.3% stake in Aeroports de Paris (ADP), as it positions for a bigger future slice of the Paris airports operator, whose shares soared 13% on the news.
ADP was partially privatised in 2006, although the French Government retains a 68.4% stake in the company. Vinci is confident this level could be reduced, but clarified it does not intend to raise its shareholding above its current level, “unless there is a change in the government's shareholding in the future”.
Vinci Airports and Keolis made public their interest to further
expand their presence in the French regional airport sector by signing a strategic
partnership last week to make a joint offer to local authorities that wish to
delegate the management of their airport. According to Vinci, the decentralisation
of French airports to local authorities may result in the launch of tender procedures
aimed at selecting private partners or agents to manage them.
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