New masterplan for Sihanoukville Airport

In Phase 1 of the development, between now and the year 2030, Cambodia Airports is planning major overhauls including the runway extension to 3,300 meters from the current 2,500 meters; new taxiway and aircraft stands; and the construction of a new passenger terminal.

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An artist's rendering of the new, planned terminal at the airport in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. (PHOTO: Cambodia Airports)

The joint venture operator of Cambodia’s three international airports, Cambodia Airports, has developed a new masterplan for the 20-year development and investment programme for the international airport in Sihanoukville. The masterplan puts forward the expansion of the airport infrastructure to accommodate its passengers and cargo traffic growth.

(PHOTO: Cambodia Airports)

In Phase 1 of the development, between now and the year 2030, Cambodia Airports is planning major overhauls including the runway extension to 3,300 meters from the current 2,500 meters; new taxiway and aircraft stands; and the construction of a new passenger terminal. Phase 2, up to the year 2040, will see the expansion of the terminal in addition to new ancillary facilities, the further enhancement of the runway and apron capacities. One of the key development projects is scheduled to be completed in the second half of this year: The extension and renovation of the runway are in the last stretch with its commissioning “coming soon”, officials said. The runway will be instrumental in handling widebody and long-haul aircraft.

Alain Brun, CEO of Cambodia Airports, said: “The masterplan for the international airport in Sihanoukville is testament to Cambodia Airports/VINCI Airports continued commitment in enhancing air connectivity and, therefore, in contributing to unlocking business and tourism opportunities for the benefit of the people of Cambodia.”

Under a public-private partnership signed with the Royal Government of Cambodia in 1995, Cambodia Airports holds the concession for the development and management of Cambodia’s network of international airports serving the capital city of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, home to the UNESCO World Heritage Angkor Archeological Complex, and the port city and beach resort of Sihanoukville. The shareholders of Cambodia Airports are France’s VINCI Airports (70 percent) and Muhibbah Masteron Cambodia (30 percent), a Malaysian-Cambodian joint venture.


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