Sihanoukville International Airport
|Sihanoukvill International Airport
Aéroport International de Sihanoukville
|Logo of Sihanoukvill Airport Authority|
|Sihanoukville International Airport|
|IATA: KOS – ICAO: VDSV
|Operator||Societe Concessionnaire des Aeroports (SCA)|
|Location||Preah Sihanouk Province|
|Elevation AMSL||40 ft / 12 m|
|Airfreight movements in tonnes||?|
Sihanoukville International Airport (IATA: KOS, ICAO: VDSV)(Khmer: អាកាសយានដ្ឋានអន្តរជាតិក្រុងព្រះសីហនុ French: Aéroport International de Sihanoukville), located 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of Sihanoukville town, in Sihanoukville province, is Cambodia's third international airport. Despite being categorized as an international airport, it only offers domestic commercial services. The airport is also known as Kaong Kang Airport. The IATA code KOS dates from Sihanoukville's former name Kompong Som.
- Runway Length: 2,500 meters
- Runway Width: 40 meters + shoulders
- Perpendicular Taxiway: 1
- Number of Stands: 5
- Navigation Aids and Visual Aids:
- VOR/DME (KOS 116.00 10°35'22.8N 102°38'31.5)
- Rescue and Firefighting: ICAO Level Cat 5
Airlines and destinations
|Cambodia Angkor Air||Phnom Penh (Suspend), Siem Reap||Domestic|
|Cambodia Bayon Airlines||Siem Reap (begins 21 December 2014)||Domestic|
|Sky Wings Asia Airlines||Seasonal: Siem Reap||Domestic|
|Sky Wings Asia Airlines||Seasonal: Seoul-Incheon||International|
Airport Development Overview
The airfield was originally constructed in the 1960s with assistance from the Soviet Union. After a long period of dormancy during and after the Khmer Rouge era, the airport formally reopened on January 15, 2007. The airport's runway had been extended to 2,500 metres (8,202 ft), which will allow it to accommodate jet airplanes such as the Boeing 737. However, since the crash of PMTair Flight U4 241 shortly before landing in June 2007, there was no scheduled service to the airport until 2011. Cambodia Angkor Air started a tri-weekly service from Angkor International Airport in Siem Reap on December 14, 2011. The service was further adjusted to continue Phnom Penh as well operating a triangle route Siem Reap-Sihanoukville-Phnom Penh-Siem Reap from the beginning of March 31, 2013. In winter time schedule start from September 2013, The national air carrier Cambodia Angkor Air provide Siem Reap-Sihanoukville twice time daily flight during high peak season.
Accidents and incidents
- On 7 July 1972, Douglas DC-3 (XW-PHW) of Cambodia Air Commercial overran the runway on landing at Kompong Som Airport and was damaged beyond economic repair.
- On 25 June 2007, an Antonov An-24 (XU-U4A) operating as PMTair Flight U4 241 en route from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville crashed about five minutes before landing, killing all 22 on board.
- Airport record for Preah Sihanouk International Airport at Landings.com. Retrieved 2013-08-25
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- "Airports". Retrieved 2007-01-18.
- "Cambodia reopens Sihanouk airport". Retrieved 2007-01-18.
- "XW-PHW Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 5 September 2010.
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