Currently, there are 11 airports in Cambodia. Over recent years, regular
flights have only been available at two airports; Phnom Penh International
Airport and Siem Reap International Airport. But, over the coming years
flights are expected to increase to and from Shihanoukville International
Cambodia Airports holds the concession for the development and the management
of Cambodia’s three international airports serving its main economic
poles and tourist destinations: the capital city of Phnom Penh; Siem Reap,
home to Angkor Wat; and the port city and resort town of Sihanoukville.
The shareholders of Cambodia Airports are France’s Vinci Group
(70%) and Muhibbah Masteron Cambodia (30%), a Malaysian-Cambodian joint
All other airports are under the management of the State Secretariat
of Civil Aviation (SSCA), except Kampong Chhang Airport.
Vinci plans to invest close to US$ 400 million on upgrading Cambodia’s
airport system over the next eight years.
A new state-of-the-art baggage handling system would be installed at
Phnom Penh International Airport and more than 3,000 square metres of
retail space would be created. While six new gates and a bigger and more
efficient check-in area would be created at Siem Reap International Airport.
According to Cambodia Airports, more than 2 million visitors passed
through Siem Reap International Airport in 2012. While the amount of air
cargo entering and leaving Phnom Penh International Airport increased
by 38 percent in 2012.
Forecasts predict that Phnom Penh International Airport could be handling
around 3 million passengers per annum by as early as 2015, Siem Reap 4
million passengers per annum by 2020, and Sihanoukville international
Airport 4 million passengers per annum by 2025.