Sihanoukville International Airport
|Sihanouk International Airport
Aéroport International de Sihanouk
Logo of Sihanouk Airport Authority
|Operator||Societe Concessionnaire des Aeroports (SCA)|
|Location||Preah Sihanouk Province|
|Elevation AMSL||40 ft / 12 m|
Sihanouk International Airport (formerly Shanoukville International Airport) (IATA: KOS, ICAO: VDSV)(Khmer: អាកាសយានដ្ឋានអន្តរជាតិក្រុងព្រះសីហនុ French: Aéroport International de Sihanouk), located 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of Sihanoukville city, in Preah Sihanouk Province, is Cambodia's third international airport. The airport is also known as Kaong Kang Airport (Kaong Kang, កោងកាង = mangrove). The IATA code KOS is derived from Sihanoukville's alternative 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||Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap|
|Dragonair||Charter: Hong Kong|
|Sky Angkor Airlines||Seasonal: Seoul, Siem Reap|
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.
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