More than 4.5 million passengers travelling by air for eight months of 2016
Cambodia Airports received more than 4.5 million passengers and 47,000 flights movements from January to August 2016, an increase of 5.4% and 2.3% respectively compared to the same period in 2015.
Cargo tonnage increased by 20.8% to 30,908 tons due to the continued increase in regular and charter freighters.
TRAFFIC HIGH LIGHT
Phnom Penh International Airport received almost 274,000 passengers in August 2016, an increase of 4.0%, while Siem Reap International Airport handled almost 280,000 passengers, growing 5.5% year-on-year.
Passenger traffic at Sihanouk International Airport increased by 57.9% to 18,004 passengers, spurred by ongoing international flights from China and Vietnam, as well as a growth in domestic flights from Siem Reap.
Phnom Penh International Airport handled almost 2,700 flight movements, falling 4.9% year-on-year, as it was hit by airlines scaling back capacity during the summer season, as well as a continued fall in domestic flights against last year. Siem Reap, on the other hand, grew 2.6% to more than 3,000 movements as the airport welcomed new flights from China.
Flight movements in Sihanouk International Airport increased by 15.9% to 248 movements.
Cargo tonnage in Phnom Penh Cargo Terminal grew by 21.2% while Siem Reap Airport Cargo Terminal saw 11.3% less cargo compared to August 2015.
Cambodia Airports Welcomes Direct Flight from Tokyo
All Nippon Airways (ANA) started a daily regular flight with a 240- seat Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner with 223 passengers onboard on September 1, 2016.
The new direct commercial fight between Phnom Penh and Tokyo–Narita Airport commenced after Cambodia and Japan signed the Air Service Agreement in May this year.
Japanese visitors ranked in the top 10 of all nationalities visited Cambodia in the last few years and the most frequent visitors to the Kingdom from 2003 to 2006.
According to ANA's Press Release in January, the new services to Phnom Penh will meet increasing business travel demand. Companies around the world are eying the rapidly emerging Cambodian market, drawn to Phnom Penh as a manufacturing center and the country as a high-potential market for their products and services. Launching the first direct flights from Japan, ANA aims to contribute to the further development of friendly relations and bring the world closer to the dynamic Cambodia market and also to mark the 60th anniversary of the conclusion of a friendship treaty between Japan and Cambodia.