Dara Sakor International Airport

New Airport
Completion: 2 years ago (03-Jun-2021)
ICAO: n/a
City: Koh Kong
Country/Territory: Cambodia


  • Owner/investor:
    • Tianjin Union Development Group
  • Investment (USD):
    • 200,000,000


  • Annual (pax):
    • 10,000,000


Dara Sakor International Airport is a proposed airport development to serve a coastal resort in Koh Kong Province. Tianjin Union Development Group (UDG) secured a 99-year exclusive concession in 2008 to develop a 600ha land plot. UDG plans to construct a Cambodia-Chinese Investment and Development Zone in the region, including a seaside resort, free trade zone, shipping port and a new international airport. Tianjin Union is expected to develop a facility capable of handling 10 million passengers p/a and wide-body aircraft. The airport completed construction in Jun-2021 and is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2022. It added the terminal building will be capable of handling passenger movements of up to 500,000.

Apr-2022. Cambodia's State Secretariat of Civil Aviation spokesperson Sin Chansereyvutha reported Dara Sakor International Airport commenced flight testing from 19-Apr-2022 to 26-Apr-2022. Mr Chansereyvutha added the airport is due to conduct flight trials in Jul-2022 but operational delays have meant the airport's launch will be "slightly" behind schedule.

Nov-2021. Dara Sakor International Airport Construction Company representatives reported the airport is due for flight trials in early 2022. The company added construction is 95% complete and the airport will be ready for commercial operations in mid 2022. 

Sep-2021. Cambodia's State Secretariat of Civil Aviation Mao Havannall reported Dara Sakor International Airport may likely be finished by Oct-2021, with a test launch expected later in 2021.

Jun-2021. Cambodia's State Secretariat of Civil Aviation confirmed construction of Dara Sakor International Airport has been completed and the airport is expected to be operational by the end of 2021.

Jan-2020. Cambodia's Government approved the relocation of the planned Koh Kong International Airport to provide the greenfield project with more space to accommodate additional developments. Instead of the original 400ha site earmarked in Khemarak Phoumin, the airport will now be developed on a 600ha site in Mondul Seima district's Bak Khlang commune.

Nov-2019. Cambodia's Civil Aviation Minister Mao Havanall said Koh Kong International Airport, also known as Dara Sakor International Airport, will be completed by 2022. The airport is being developed by China based Union Development Group (UDG) and is designed to handle Boeing 777, A340 and equivalent sized aircraft. UDG was awarded a 99 year concession to develop and operate the airport in 2008.

Jun-2017. Koh Kong International Airport development project is scheduled to commence construction in Jan-2018. The entire project is estimated to cost USD500 million, with the first phase to cost between USD300 million and USD350 million.

Sep-2016. Cambodia’s Koh Kong Province confirmed it will receive a new international airport capable of accommodating 10 million passengers p/a. The project was awarded to Tianjin Union Development Group (UDG) who is also working on othertourism development worth USD3.8 billion. UDG spokesperson Bella Zhang stated "geological survey and initial design work has been concluded… construction is ready to go". UDP plans to acquire a partner to jointly invest in the project.

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