Sihanoukville International Airport

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Sihanoukvill International Airport
Aéroport International de Sihanoukville
Cambodia Airport group logo.png
Logo of Sihanoukvill Airport Authority


KOS is located in Cambodia
Location of airport in Cambodia
Airport type Public
Operator Societe Concessionnaire des Aeroports (SCA)
Location Preah Sihanouk Province
Elevation AMSL 40 ft / 12 m
Coordinates 10°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
Direction Length Surface
ft m
03/21 6,000 1,800 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passenger movements 43,400
Airfreight movements in tonnes ?
Aircraft movements 998
Source: Cambodia Airports[1][2]

Sihanoukville International Airport (IATA: KOSICAO: VDSV)(Khmer: អាកាសយានដ្ឋានអន្តរជាតិក្រុងព្រះសីហនុ French: Aéroport International de Sihanoukville), located 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of Sihanoukville city, in Sihanoukville Province, is Cambodia's third international airport. The airport is also known as Kaong Kang Airport. The IATA code KOS dates from Sihanoukville's former name Kompong Som.

Airfield Summary[edit]

  • Runway Length: 2,500 meters[3]
  • 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]

Airlines Destinations Route
Apsara International Air Siem Reap Domestic
Cambodia Angkor Air Phnom Penh, Siem Reap Domestic
Cambodia Bayon Airlines Phnom Penh, Siem Reap Domestic
Lucky Air Kunming[4] International
SilkAir Charter: Singapore International
Sky Angkor Airlines Seasonal: Siem Reap Domestic
Sky Angkor Airlines Seasonal: Seoul–Incheon International

Airport Development Overview[edit]

The airfield was originally constructed in the 1960s with assistance from the Soviet Union.[5] After a long period of dormancy during and after the Khmer Rouge era, the airport formally reopened on January 15, 2007.[6] 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.


Year Total

Passenger movements

Change% Total

Aircraft movement

2012 13,022 Steady 349 Steady
2013 19,713 Increase 51.38 570 Increase 63.33
2014 43,400 Increase 120.16 998 Increase 75.09

Accidents and incidents[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1] at Cambodia Airports. Retrieved 2015-04-27
  2. ^ Google (2013-08-25). "location of Preah Sihanouk International Airport" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  3. ^
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  5. ^ "Airports". Retrieved 2007-01-18. 
  6. ^ "Cambodia reopens Sihanouk airport". Retrieved 2007-01-18. 
  7. ^ "Traffic Data". Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  8. ^ "XW-PHW Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 

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