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Sihanouk International Airport
Sihanouk International Airport

Aéroport international de Sihanouk
Logo-KOS.svg
Sihanoukville airport montage.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorSociete Concessionnaire des Aeroports (SCA)
LocationSihanoukville, Cambodia
Hub for
Elevation AMSL40 ft / 12 m
Coordinates10°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
Websitekos.cambodia-airports.aero
Map
KOS is located in Cambodia
KOS
KOS
Location of airport in Cambodia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 2,500 (extends 800 m under construction) 8,200 Asphalt
Statistics (2020)
Passenger movements221,000 Decrease 86.9%
Aircraft movements3,151 Decrease 82.3%
www.vinci-airports.com [1]

Sihanouk International Airport (formerly Sihanoukville International Airport; Khmer: ; French: Aéroport international de Sihanouk) (IATA: KOS, ICAO: VDSV), located 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of Sihanoukville City in Sihanoukville Province, is Cambodia's third largest international airport.[2] It is named, like the province itself, after King Norodom Sihanouk. The airport is also known as Kang Keng Airport (Khmer: ). The IATA code KOS is derived from Sihanoukville's alternative name "Kampong Som".[3]

History

The airfield was originally constructed in the 1960s with assistance from the Soviet Union.[4] After a long period of dormancy during and after the Khmer Rouge era, the airport formally reopened on 5 January 2007.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7]

Cambodia Angkor Air started a tri-weekly service from Angkor International Airport in Siem Reap on 14 December 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 31 March 2013. Starting in September 2013, airline will provide a Siem Reap-Sihanoukville route twice daily during the high peak season.

Airfield summary

  • Runway Length: 2,500 metres[8]
  • Runway Width: 40 metres + 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

Sihanouk International Airport main gate.

Statistics

See source Wikidata query and sources.

Year Total[24]

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[25] 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
2017 338,000[26] Increase 115.4 5,575 Increase 112.2
2018 651,000 Increase 92.6 8,274 Increase 48.4
2019 1,680,000 Increase 158.1 17,824 Increase 115.4
2020 221,000 Decrease 86.9 3,151 Decrease 82.3

Accidents and incidents

  • 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.[27]
  • 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

References

  1. ^ "Sihanouk international airport report from VINCI Airports - Traffic 2020". VINCI airport. 2020. Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ "Sihanoukville International Airport". Google Maps. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Sihanoukville International Airport (KOS)". World Airport Codes. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "Sihanoukville: History". Canby Publications Co. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Sihanoukville Airport Opens To Airlines". Cambodian Daily. January 16, 2007. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "SIHANOUKVILLE AIRPORT RUNWAY DESIGN". MAA Group. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "All dead in Cambodia plane crash". BBC. June 27, 2007. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (Cambodia)" (PDF). schedule coordination. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "AirAsia adds Sihanoukville service from August 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 2017.
  10. ^ "CambodiaAirWeb". Cambodia Airways. Retrieved 2020.
  11. ^ "Cambodia Airways files operational network from July 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ "Cambodia Angkor Air Feb/Mar 2020 China inventory changes as of 30JAN20". RoutesOnline. Retrieved 2020.
  13. ^ a b "Cambodia Angkor Air schedules additional Sihanoukville routes from June 2019".
  14. ^ "Cambodia Angkor Air Adds New Vietnam Routes in S16". airlineroute. Retrieved 2016.
  15. ^ a b c Ltd. 2018, UBM (UK). "JC International adds new Sihanoukville - China service in Aug/Sep 2018". Routesonline.
  16. ^ "JC Cambodia International 1Q19 China network additions". Routesonline. February 27, 2019.
  17. ^ Limited, Bangkok Post Public Company. "New local airline launches in Cambodia". BangkokPost.com.
  18. ^ a b Liu, Jim. "Lanmei Airlines further expands China network June - August 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 2019.
  19. ^ Ltd. 2018, UBM (UK). "Lanmei Airlines schedules new China routes in Jul/Aug 2018". Routesonline.
  20. ^ "Lanmei Airlines adds new routes to China in 2Q19". routesonline. Retrieved 2019.
  21. ^ "Lanmei Airlines to launch Siem Reap & Sihanoukville with Shenzhen in Aug 2019". LanmeiAirlines.Com. Retrieved 2019.
  22. ^ "Lanmei Airlines launches scheduled charter flight to Linyi from Sihanoukville on 2 April 2019".
  23. ^ "AirAsia introduces new Bangkok-Sihanoukville flight". News.AirAsia.Com. April 22, 2019.
  24. ^ "Traffic Data". Retrieved .
  25. ^ "Cambodia Airports to incentivise Sihanoukville tourism". Phnom Penh Post. December 4, 2015. Retrieved 2016.
  26. ^ "Vinci Airports - 2017 Q4 traffic and annual performance" (PDF). 18 Jan 2018.
  27. ^ "XW-PHW Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 2010.

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