New master plan for Cambodia’s Sihanouk International Airport
Cambodia’s Sihanouk International Airport has unveiled a new master plan to accommodate its projected traffic growth for the next 20 years.
Construction of a second passenger terminal between now and 2030, extending the airport’s runway by 800 metres to 3,300 metres, a new taxiway and additional aircraft stands are the key projects of Phase 1 of the new development plan.
Phase 2, up to the year 2040, will see the expansion of the terminal and the addition of a number of new ancillary and support facilities to the further the operational capabilities and performance of its airfield.
One Phase 1 project scheduled for completion in this second half of 2020 is the extension and renovation of the runway, which airport operator Cambodia Airports notes is in its “last stretch”.
When complete, Cambodia’s third busiest international airport after Phnom Penh and Siem Reap will be capable of handling widebody and long-haul aircraft for the first time.
Alain Brun, CEO of Cambodia Airports, said: “The masterplan for the international airport in Sihanoukville is testament to Cambodia Airports/VINCI Airports continued commitment in enhancing air connectivity and, therefore, in contributing to unlocking business and tourism opportunities for the benefit of the people of Cambodia.”