The three main Cambodian airports handled a record number of passengers in the first three months of the year, according to Cambodian Airports’ latest newsletter.
Airports in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville saw over 2 million passengers between the months of January and March, a 4.9 percent rise over the same period in 2015. The total number of flights reached 20,000, a 6.6 year-on-year increase.
Phnom Penh International Airport experienced the biggest surge in passenger activity, with passenger throughput growing 10.1 percent to reach 863,000 during the first quarter of the year. Siem Reap saw a more modest increase, with passenger traffic growing by 1.3 percent. Despite a significat rise in flight movements, Sihanoukville saw a 1.6 percent decline in passenger traffic.
Cambodia Airports also reported a surge in cargo traffic, which grew by 18.4 percent during the first quarter of 2016.