1st international flight to Sihanoukville Scheduled

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1st international flight to Sihanoukville Scheduled

Post by OrangeDragon » Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:17 pm

It's a charter flight, not a regular route, but it's a start. A charter plane with 150 people will be flying direct from S. Korea to Sihanoukville on July 28th, 2014. The passengers have already booked one of the local tour boats for 3 days, but no idea where they're staying. My guess is that coming in on a charter plane it won't be a guest house.

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Post by General Mackevili » Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:40 pm

Definitely a move in the right direction!

I assume this means first chartered "tourist" flight specially?

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Re: 1st international flight to Sihanoukville Scheduled

Post by OrangeDragon » Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:24 pm

General Mackevili wrote:Definitely a move in the right direction!

I assume this means first chartered "tourist" flight specially?

This could screw up my bet with Hotdigger.

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Yeah, I'm sure a private plane or two has come through there... but this is the first one for tourism. AND in the low season!
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Re: 1st international flight to Sihanoukville Scheduled

Post by Joker Poker » Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:50 pm

Ha, that's all you need, a bunch of overpaying Koreans.
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Re: 1st international flight to Sihanoukville Scheduled

Post by OrangeDragon » Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:16 pm

That is actually EXACTLY what we need here... especially in low season. Beats the hell out of the cheap charlie backpackers who set the whole town on edge and further the drug trade.
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Re: 1st international flight to Sihanoukville Scheduled

Post by Sir_Quality_U_Feel » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:05 pm

OrangeDragon wrote:That is actually EXACTLY what we need here... especially in low season. Beats the hell out of the cheap charlie backpackers who set the whole town on edge and further the drug trade.
Exactly. I have heard people living in Cambodia bitch about the cheap back packers and then bitch about the rich NGO types and Rich Khmers etc etc. I think general economics tells us that people spending money stimulates the economy, especially in a developing country like Cambodia. This particular story is just 1 charter plane from S. Korea.

Koreans don't really cause problems. I wouldn't mind them pumping some money into the town.
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Re: 1st international flight to Sihanoukville Scheduled

Post by Sailorman » Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:47 pm

Charter flights are one was around the Vietnamese plan to strangle flights of tourist to Snooky and funnel them to their new airport on the island just south. If the plan by the American company (Interstate Hotels and Resorts) to plow one billion dollars into Koh Pous Island comes to fruit there could probably be gamblers charter flights every day.

BTW/ The "American" Company Interstate Hotels and Casinos, through a bunch of shell/proxy companies is owned by the government of China.

Naga World in PP has one Airbus it uses for charter flights China/PP and is buying three more.
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Re: 1st international flight to Sihanoukville Scheduled

Post by OrangeDragon » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:36 pm

I imagine once those charter flights start going in numbers the airlines will want to get a piece of the pie as well by offering scheduled flights.
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Re: 1st international flight to Sihanoukville Scheduled

Post by phuketrichard » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:49 pm

thank again for money left on the ground
Phuket is a prime destination for Koreans,

EVERYTHING is booked and paid for in advance in Korea,
they eat at korean restaurants, shop at korean owned shops, travel by bus, Korean guides ( one reason why the new Thai visa crackdown is targeting Koreans heavily as they are working without wp's) and are never let out alone.

Good for SHV? only if your connected to the korean tourism industry.

But for sure a good start, must have paid a hefty landing fee
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Re: 1st international flight to Sihanoukville Scheduled

Post by OrangeDragon » Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:13 pm

phuketrichard wrote:thank again for money left on the ground
Phuket is a prime destination for Koreans,

EVERYTHING is booked and paid for in advance in Korea,
they eat at korean restaurants, shop at korean owned shops, travel by bus, Korean guides ( one reason why the new Thai visa crackdown is targeting Koreans heavily as they are working without wp's) and are never let out alone.

Good for SHV? only if your connected to the korean tourism industry.

But for sure a good start, must have paid a hefty landing fee
Maybe the new governor has cleaned up that landing fee business?

And in a microeconomic sense you're right. In a macroeconomic sense you're way off. Those guesthouses employ people, the boats they rent employ people, the food they eat is cooked by employed people, the tuktuks they ride in to see sights or go to the beach employ people... and so on. Those people earn money, then they spend it, then the people they hand it to earn money... and so spend it. And so on down the line. Only looking for direct economic increase is not only selfish, it's short sighted... though quite common.

This is why Chambers of Commerce exist... to help people see past that and view overall community growth as a good thing by showing how it can benefit the whole community when any one segment of it grows. I recently saw the sign for one here... the office looked rundown and I don't know if it's really still a thing anymore. A shame, because it should be.
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