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Siem Reap Airport

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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Philippine Airlines defers Cambodian joint venture. Does Cambodia (or PAL) need a new carrier?

30-Jan-2014 9:00 AM

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has shelved its planned affiliate in Cambodia nine months after signing a joint venture agreement with a local partner to launch Cambodia Airlines.

Cambodia Airlines was intending to compete in Cambodia’s tiny domestic market, which is now only served by Cambodia Angkor Air, and the country’s fast-growing international market starting with a new link to PAL’s hub in Manila. But its launch, originally planned for mid-2013, was repeatedly delayed as the PAL Group and parent San Miguel re-examined the viability of the project.

The deferral and likely abandonment of the project makes sense as establishing a new carrier in Cambodia would be a risky proposition. The Cambodian market is growing rapidly but is unlikely to support a second full-service carrier. For PAL the group has a lot on its plate and does not need the distraction of an overseas venture.

Cambodia aviation market grows rapidly as Cambodia Angkor Air and foreign carriers expand

28-Jan-2014 9:00 AM

Cambodia has emerged as one of the fastest growing markets in Southeast Asia, recording 18% passenger growth for the second consecutive year in 2013. Both of the country’s main airports, at the capital Phnom Penh and the popular tourist destination of Siem Reap, saw high double-digit growth.

Continued expansion at flag carrier Cambodia Angkor Air, which has tripled the size of its still relatively small international network over the past 18 months, should lead to more rapid growth in 2014. There will also be continued growth from foreign carriers, including from six carriers which entered the market in 4Q2013. But there is a threat of political instability potentially dampening demand.

The Cambodian market has almost doubled in size since 2009. But the growth comes from a relatively small base and after declines in 2008 and 2009, when Cambodia was significantly impacted by the global financial crisis.

Cambodia Angkor Air plans network and fleet expansion ahead of PAL-backed Cambodia Airlines launch

2-May-2013 8:00 AM

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

18-Jan-2013 7:15 AM

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 market poised for major shake-up as Lao Airlines doubles capacity following delivery of A320s

31-Aug-2011 4:08 PM

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 records strong traffic growth as one of ASEAN's smallest markets shows potential

20-Jul-2011 10:32 AM

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.

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