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Sihanouk International Airport (formerly Sihanoukville International Airport) (IATA: KOS, ICAO: VDSV)(Khmer: អាកាសយានដ្ឋានអន្តរជាតិខេត្តព្រះសីហនុ French: Aéroport International de Sihanouk), located 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of Sihanoukville in Preah Sihanouk Province, is Cambodia's third largest international airport.[1] It is named, like the province itself, after King Norodom Sihanouk. The airport is also known as អាកាសយានដ្ឋានកងកេង (Kong Keng, កងកេង). The IATA code KOS is derived from Sihanoukville's alternative name Kompong Som.[2]

Sihanouk International Airport
អាកាសយានដ្ឋានអន្តរជាតិខេត្តព្រះសីហនុ
Aéroport international de Sihanouk
Sihanouk International Airport (logo).svg
Sihanoukville airport montage.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorSociete Concessionnaire des Aeroports (SCA)
LocationPreah Sihanouk Province
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 300 m, under construction) 8,200 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passenger movements651,000 Increase 92.6%
Aircraft movements8,274 Increase 48.4%
VINCI Airports - Q4 and FY 2018 traffic.

HistoryEdit

The airfield was originally constructed in the 1960s with assistance from the Soviet Union.[3] After a long period of dormancy during and after the Khmer Rouge era, the airport formally reopened on January 15, 2007.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6]

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.

Airfield summaryEdit

  • Runway Length: 2,500 meters[7]
  • 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 destinationsEdit

StatisticsEdit

Year Total[51]

Passenger movements

Change% Total

Aircraft movement

Change%
2012 13,022   349  
2013 19,713   51.38 570   63.32
2014 43,400[52]   120.16 998   75.09
2015 94,630   118.04 1,853   85.67
2016 156,887   65.79 2,627   41.77
2017 338,000[53]   115.4 5,575   112.2
2018 651,000   92.6 8,274   48.4

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • 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.[54]
  • 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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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