Airports in Cambodia expect 10 million passengers in 2018 – Bangkok Post
Airports in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville expect to handle 10 million passengers this year. (Khmer Times photo)
Cambodia Airports Co expects to handle 10 million passengers by the end of 2018, an increase of 1.2 million year-on-year possible thanks to the growing number of flights and a booming tourism sector.
Eric Delobel, , said that, with the number of passengers expected to continue rising, the company is now working on upgrading the airports’ facilities.
“I am confident that we are going to reach the goal and be able to accommodate 10 million passengers.”
“We are already very close to that goal, so we are pretty sure we will reach it.
However, he added that, “There is still a lot of room for improvement: Air activities, connectivity and other areas that we are focusing on with the help of the government in order to promote destinations.
“For example, .
, Siem Reap and Sihnoukville.
, , South Korea, and Japan, as well as connections to air travel hubs like Qatar and Dubai.
Delobel also announced plans to establish new routes from the Kingdom to Australia, India, and Russia.
Chinese tourists continue to top the list of tourists to the Kingdom by nationality. They accounted for 1.6 million, or 33.7%, .