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Volume 9/16 October 19, 2016

Siem Reap International Airport Phnom Penh International Airport Sihanouk International Airport


Cambodia Airports received more than 5 million passengers and 53,000 flights movements from January to September 2016, an increase of 6.2% and 2.8% respectively compared to the same period in 2015.

Cargo tonnage increased by 21.3% to 35,125 tons due to the continued increase in regular and charter freighters.


With the launch of direct flight from Japan on September 1, Phnom Penh International Airport received almost 262,000 passengers in September 2016, an increase of 15.2%, while Siem Reap International Airport handled almost 219,000 passengers, growing 8.5% year-on-year due to additional flights of Spring Airlines from Guangzhou on September 9, 2016.

Passenger traffic at Sihanouk International Airport increased by 132.5% to 12,997 passengers, spurred by ongoing international flights from Tianjin and Shijiazhuang operated by Tianjin Airlines.
Flights Movements
Phnom Penh International Airport handled more than 2,700 flight movements, an increase of 6.4% year-on-year. Although domestic travel continued to decline against last year, international numbers maintained a steady growth, and received an additional boost from the newly launched All Nippon Airways flight, connecting Phnom Penh to Tokyo Narita Airport.

Siem Reap grew 5.6% to almost 2,700 movements as the airport welcomed new flights of Spring Airlines from Guangzhou.

The additional charters of Tianjin Airlines from Tianjin and Shijiazhuang brought the flight movements in Sihanouk International Airport to 248, an increase of 41.7%.
Cargo tonnage in Phnom Penh Cargo Terminal continued to grow at 27.3% while Siem Reap Airport Cargo Terminal handled 21.1% less cargo compared to September 2015.


Spring Airlines Connected Guangzhou to Siem Reap and Phnom Penh
Spring Airlines, the aviation subsidiary of Shanghai Spring International Travel Service, started 3 flights a week, on every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, from Guangzhou to Siem Reap on September 9, 2016 with 177 passengers onboard 180-seat A320.

The new direct services between Siem Reap and Guangzhou commenced after the airlines started regular scheduled flight from Shanghai to Siem Reap-Angkor in February 2013.

3 weeks later, Spring Airlines added another 3 flights per week, every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, from Guangzhou to Phnom Penh. Its maiden flight 9C8529 landed in Phnom Penh International Airport on September 30, 2016 with 164 onboard A320.

Spring Airlines is the second Chinese carrier operates regular direct flights between Guangzhou and Phnom Penh after China Southern Airlines which is operating double daily with A320 and A321.
Tianjin Airlines linked Sihanoukville to Northern Provinces of China
Tianjin Airlines, which is owned by Hainan Airlines’ parent company, HNA Group, started scheduled charters services to Sihanoukville from September 22 to October 30, 2016. The charter flights are operating 2 flights per day on every Tuesday and Thursday.

The charter services between Cambodia's Coastal Region and Northern Region of China commenced after the airlines started regular scheduled flight to Phnom Penh in 2013 and to Siem Reap in 2014.

SG7695 from Xi'an Xianyang International Airport to Sihanouk International Airport with 170 passengers onboard landed on September 22, 2016 at 1148.

On the same day, another flight of Tianjin Airlines, Flight Number SG97697 landed at Sihanouk International Airport with 165 passengers onboard at 2323. This flight connected Sihanouk International Airport to Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport, located in the Southwest of Beijing.

Chinese visitor arrival by air ranked in the first position from January to September, an increase of 18.5% to 636,143 visitors.



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