Sihanoukville International Airport

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Sihanouk International Airport
អាកាសយានដ្ឋានអន្តរជាតិក្រុងព្រះសីហនុ
Aéroport International de Sihanouk
Cambodia Airport group logo.png
Logo of Sihanouk Airport Authority
Summary
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
Website cambodia-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 (2016)
Passenger movements 156,887
Airfreight movements in tonnes ?
Aircraft movements 2,627
Source: Cambodia Airports[1]

Sihanouk International Airport (formerly Sihanoukville International Airport) (IATA: KOSICAO: VDSV)(Khmer: អាកាសយានដ្ឋានអន្តរជាតិក្រុងព្រះសីហនុ French: Aéroport International de Sihanouk), located 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of Sihanoukville in Preah Sihanouk Province, is Cambodia's third largest international airport.[2] 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.[3]

Airfield Summary[edit]

  • Runway Length: 2,500 meters[4]
  • 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
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International[5]
Cambodia Angkor Air Ho Chi Minh City,[6] Phnom Penh, Siem Reap
Charter: Macau
Cambodia Bayon Airlines Siem Reap, Phnom Penh
JC International Airlines Kuala Lumpur–International, Phnom Penh,[7] Siem Reap[7]
Lanmei Airlines Macau,[8] Palau
Ruili Airlines Kunming[9]
Sky Angkor Airlines Chengdu, Seoul–Incheon, Siem Reap, Wuhan, Wuxi[10]
Tianjin Airlines Tianjin[11]
Seasonal Charter: Shijiazhuang,[12] Xi'an[12]

Airport Development Overview[edit]

Sihanoukville airport, October 2014

The airfield was originally constructed in the 1960s with assistance from the Soviet Union.[13] After a long period of dormancy during and after the Khmer Rouge era, the airport formally reopened on January 15, 2007.[14] 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.[15] 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.[16]

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.

Statistics[17][edit]

Year Total

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[18] 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

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.[19]
  • 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. ^ "Traffic data". CAMBODIA AIRPORTS. Retrieved October 12, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Sihanoukville International Airport". Google Maps. Retrieved October 12, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Sihanoukville International Airport (KOS)". World Airport Codes. Retrieved October 12, 2016. 
  4. ^ "State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (Cambodia)" (PDF). schedule coordination. Retrieved December 31, 2015. 
  5. ^ http://m.phnompenhpost.com
  6. ^ "Cambodia Angkor Air Adds New Vietnam Routes in S16". airlineroute. Retrieved 8 March 2016. 
  7. ^ a b http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asean/1218077/new-local-airline-launches-in-cambodia
  8. ^ http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/lanmei-air-launches-sihanoukville-macau-trip
  9. ^ https://www.airportia.com/flights/dr9998/sihanukville/kunming/2017-06-25/
  10. ^ http://en.wuxi.gov.cn/sitePages/subPages/1300350001395653.html
  11. ^ "Tianjin Airlines adds Tianjin – Sihanoukville service from Dec 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 20 December 2016. 
  12. ^ a b "Tianjin Airlines adds Sihanoukville charters Sep/Oct 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  13. ^ "Sihanoukville: History". Canby Publications Co. Retrieved October 12, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Sihanoukville Airport Opens To Airlines". Cambodian Daily. January 16, 2007. Retrieved October 12, 2016. 
  15. ^ "SIHANOUKVILLE AIRPORT RUNWAY DESIGN". MAA Group. Retrieved October 12, 2016. 
  16. ^ "All dead in Cambodia plane crash". BBC. June 27, 2007. Retrieved October 12, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Traffic Data". Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  18. ^ "Cambodia Airports to incentivise Sihanoukville tourism". Phnom Penh Post. December 4, 2015. Retrieved October 12, 2016. 
  19. ^ "XW-PHW Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 

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