1st international flight to Sihanoukville Scheduled

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Re: 1st international flight to Sihanoukville Scheduled

Post by OrangeDragon » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:08 pm

flying chicken wrote:
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We should call the highway to Siem Reap the "Highway of Spinal Compression."
Yea, once past Kompong Thom the road is complete shit (SR > PP), and the traffic jam is a nightmare when entering and exiting PP esp in the evening.
That's not at all fair... I've had complete shits that were MUCH smoother than that road is...
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Re: 1st international flight to Sihanoukville Scheduled

Post by StroppyChops » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:33 pm

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Post by OrangeDragon » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:37 pm

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Post by StroppyChops » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:41 pm

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Re: 1st international flight to Sihanoukville Scheduled

Post by OrangeDragon » Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:02 pm

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Re: 1st international flight to Sihanoukville Scheduled

Post by Sailorman » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:22 am

Even though the PP to Snooky road is the best in the country I call it the "Death Highway To Hell" because of all the drunk/stoned/crazed container and beer truck drivers to say nothing of the rich Cambodian crazy drivers in their Lexus's. The railroad was redone to take the containers off the road, but as the head of the container port in Snooky said: "The paperwork hasn't been done yet to move containers on the railroad", which means enough paperwork ($$$$$) hasn't changed hands or the container truck company(s) have submitted enough paperwork to keep running.

A few months ago I took a taxi from PP to Snooky on a holiday. The powers that be said no trucks on the highway during the holiday. What a great drive, it took just over 2 hours and mostly no heart stopping incidents.
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Re: 1st international flight to Sihanoukville Scheduled

Post by OrangeDragon » Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:32 pm

Sailorman wrote:Even though the PP to Snooky road is the best in the country I call it the "Death Highway To Hell" because of all the drunk/stoned/crazed container and beer truck drivers to say nothing of the rich Cambodian crazy drivers in their Lexus's. The railroad was redone to take the containers off the road, but as the head of the container port in Snooky said: "The paperwork hasn't been done yet to move containers on the railroad", which means enough paperwork ($$$$$) hasn't changed hands or the container truck company(s) have submitted enough paperwork to keep running.

A few months ago I took a taxi from PP to Snooky on a holiday. The powers that be said no trucks on the highway during the holiday. What a great drive, it took just over 2 hours and mostly no heart stopping incidents.
I drive it regularly, and I'd say the largest problem with the trucks is that they go so damn slow and get everyone else stuck behind them and frustrated... leading to poor choices that make for dangerous conditions.



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The new Seoul Incheon – Sihanoukville route was launched on July 29, 2014 and will continue until the end of August. It is being operated in combination with Skywing Asia’s existing links from the South Korean capital to Siem Reap in order to provide a full tourism package that includes the Kingdom’s two landmark destinations.
They've been seen around town shopping and spending and having fun. In low season. Several businesses are actually having trouble keeping up with demand... a nice problem to have. (And some cute Korean eye candy as well. ;-))

Though this is some nice information... it's amusing that they think Siem Reap is the capital:
Sihanoukville is developing as a destination for local and international visitors and traffic levels at Preah Sihanouk International Airport have risen 146 per cent during the first six months of this year to 20,400 passengers, thanks to its regular links to the country’s capital, Siem Reap.
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Re: 1st international flight to Sihanoukville Scheduled

Post by Sailorman » Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:02 am

I stopped driving my truck when I'd go to PP from Snooky on the "Highway from Hell" the last time two container trucks came at me around a blind corner, one in each lane. Lucky there was a dirt area on the side of the road for me to bail-out too. This wasn't the first time this happened. The slow trucks are a real problem and the railroad was suppose to take care of the containers from the port to PP, didn't happen, but why?

Three flights a week from Siem Reap? Chump-change. Vietnam Air (Cambodia Angkor Air) doesn't want to really fly to Snooky, but to the Vietnamese island just south of Snooky. No flights from PP-Snooky. Until the Vietnamese strangle hold on the Snooky airport is broken, all there will be is the odd charter, although "charters" may be one way of breaking the Vietnamese monopoly. I believe that once the monopoly is broken you could see Cambodia Air, Tiger Air, Air Asia and maybe Jetstar interested in flying to Snooky. The picture of the "Charter" flight is interesting as it shows an Airbus jet can land at Snooky airport.
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Re: 1st international flight to Sihanoukville Scheduled

Post by cannabistourist » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:44 am

hello, still no direct flight from Thailand to Sihanoukville ? Do you know how much and do you have a taxi nimber / website to pickup people at Kohkong border in Thailand ? Thank you.
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Re: 1st international flight to Sihanoukville Scheduled

Post by frank lee bent » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:20 am

Air Asia starts flying in soon from KL. No flights from Thailand. The early flights were on sale for around $67.
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