Sihanouk International Airport

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Sihanouk International Airport
អាកាសយានដ្ឋានអន្តរជាតិខេត្តព្រះសីហនុ
Aéroport International de Sihanouk
Sihanoukville airport montage.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorSociete Concessionnaire des Aeroports (SCA)
LocationPreah Sihanouk Province
Elevation AMSL40 ft / 12 m
Coordinates10°34′48″N 103°38′13″E / 10.58000°N 103.63694°E / 10.58000; 103.63694Coordinates: 10°34′48″N 103°38′13″E / 10.58000°N 103.63694°E / 10.58000; 103.63694
Websitecambodia-airports.com
Map
KOS is located in Cambodia
KOS
KOS
Location of airport in Cambodia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 2,500 8,200 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passenger movements651,000 Increase 92.6%
Aircraft movements8,274 Increase 7.89 %

Sihanouk International Airport (formerly Sihanoukville International Airport) (IATA: KOS, ICAO: VDSV)(Khmer: អាកាសយានដ្ឋានអន្តរជាតិខេត្តព្រះសីហនុ French: Aéroport International de Sihanouk), located 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of Sihanoukville in Preah Sihanouk Province, is Cambodia's third largest international airport.[1] It is named, like the province itself, after King Norodom Sihanouk. The airport is also known as អាកាសយានដ្ឋានកងកេង (Kong Keng, កងកេង). The IATA code KOS is derived from Sihanoukville's alternative name Kompong Som.[2]

History[edit]

The airfield was originally constructed in the 1960s with assistance from the Soviet Union.[3] After a long period of dormancy during and after the Khmer Rouge era, the airport formally reopened on January 15, 2007.[4] The runway was extended to a length of 2,500 metres (8,202 ft) in order to accommodate 4E class aircraft. The 2 existing taxiways were widened and a cargo apron for 4E class aircraft was added.[5] However, after the crash of PMTair Flight U4 241 in June 2007 shortly before landing, scheduled passenger flight service to the airport was discontinued until 2011.[6]

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. Starting in September 2013, airline will provide a Siem Reap-Sihanoukville route twice daily during the high peak season.

Airfield summary[edit]

  • Runway Length: 2,500 meters[7]
  • 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)
    • NDB
    • PAPI
    • Meteo
  • Rescue and Firefighting: ICAO Level Cat 5

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Sihanouk International Airport.
AirlinesDestinations
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International
Cambodia Airways Macau,[8] Phnom Penh, Siem Reap (begins 21 January 2019)
Cambodia Angkor Air Ho Chi Minh City,[9] Phnom Penh, Siem Reap
Charter: Macau
Cambodia Bayon Airlines Siem Reap, Phnom Penh
Hainan Airlines Shenzhen[10]
JC International Airlines Chongqing,[11] Guangzhou,[11] Hangzhou, Phnom Penh,[12] Siem Reap, Shenzhen (begins 27 January 2019), [12] Tianjin,[13] Xi'an
KC International Airlines Macau, Siem Reap
Lanmei Airlines Macau,[14] Phnom Penh, Jieyang[15], Siem Reap
Charter: Changsha [16]
Loong Air Wenzhou [17]
Ruili Airlines Fuzhou,[18] Kunming
Sichuan Airlines Chongqing[19]
Sky Angkor Airlines Charter:Chengdu, Siem Reap, Wuhan

Statistics[edit]

Year Total[20]

Passenger movements

Change% Total

Aircraft movement

Change%
2012 13,022 Steady 349 Steady
2013 19,713 Increase 51.38 570 Increase 63.32
2014 43,400[21] Increase 120.16 998 Increase 75.09
2015 94,630 Increase 118.04 1,853 Increase 85.67
2016 156,887 Increase 65.79 2,627 Increase 41.77
2017 338,000[22] Increase 115.4 5,575 Increase 112.2
2018 651,000 Increase 92.6 8,274 Increase 7.89

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 7 July 1972, a Douglas DC-3 cargo plane of Cambodia Air Commercial registered as XW-PHW overran the runway on landing at Sihanouk International Airport without fatalities but was damaged beyond economic repair.[23]
  • 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 passengers and crew on board.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sihanoukville International Airport". Google Maps. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  2. ^ "Sihanoukville International Airport (KOS)". World Airport Codes. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  3. ^ "Sihanoukville: History". Canby Publications Co. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  4. ^ "Sihanoukville Airport Opens To Airlines". Cambodian Daily. January 16, 2007. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  5. ^ "SIHANOUKVILLE AIRPORT RUNWAY DESIGN". MAA Group. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  6. ^ "All dead in Cambodia plane crash". BBC. June 27, 2007. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  7. ^ "State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (Cambodia)" (PDF). schedule coordination. Retrieved December 31, 2015.
  8. ^ "Cambodia Airways files operational network from July 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Cambodia Angkor Air Adds New Vietnam Routes in S16". airlineroute. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  10. ^ Ltd. 2018, UBM (UK). "Hainan Airlines adds Sihanoukville service from March 2018". Routesonline.
  11. ^ a b Ltd. 2018, UBM (UK). "JC International adds new Sihanoukville – China service in Aug/Sep 2018". Routesonline.
  12. ^ a b Limited, Bangkok Post Public Company. "New local airline launches in Cambodia". https://www.bangkokpost.com. External link in |website= (help)
  13. ^ "JC (Cambodia) International Airlines launches Sihanoukville-Tianjin service – Blue Swan Daily". blueswandaily.com. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  14. ^ Vichea, Pang (2 October 2017). "Lanmei Air launches Sihanoukville to Macau trip". Phnom Penh Post.
  15. ^ Ltd. 2018, UBM (UK). "Lanmei Airlines schedules new China routes in Jul/Aug 2018". Routesonline.
  16. ^ Ltd. 2018, UBM (UK). "Lanmei Airlines schedules new routes in 4Q18". Routesonline.
  17. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/282041/loong-air-adds-new-international-routes-in-dec-2018/?highlight=Loong%20Air. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  18. ^ "Ruili Airlines adds Fuzhou – Sihanoukville link from late-Oct 2018". routesonline. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  19. ^ Ltd. 2018, UBM (UK). "Sichuan Airlines plans Chongqing – Sihanoukville flights from late-August 2018". Routesonline.
  20. ^ "Traffic Data". Retrieved 2015-10-05.
  21. ^ "Cambodia Airports to incentivise Sihanoukville tourism". Phnom Penh Post. December 4, 2015. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  22. ^ "Vinci Airports - 2017 Q4 traffic and annual performance" (PDF). 18 Jan 2018.
  23. ^ "XW-PHW Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 5 September 2010.

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