Phnom Penh International Airport Best Asia Pacific Regional Airport 2019

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Phnom Penh International Airport Best Asia Pacific Regional Airport 2019

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:17 pm

Phnom Penh International Airport Recognised as the Best Asia Pacific Regional Airport 2019
AKP Phnom Penh, November 15, 2019 --

The Cambodia Airports, the developer and operator of the three international airports in the Kingdom, announced that Phnom Penh International Airport has been recognised as the best Asia Pacific Regional airport in 2019.

According to a news release of Cambodia Airports AKP received this morning, on Nov. 14, at an event gathering in Singapore leaders of the aviation and travel sectors, Phnom Penh International Airport has been recognised as “…the regional airport that has established itself as a leader and done the most to advance the progress of the aviation industry.”

CAPA Centre for Aviation is a world leading and trusted organisation providing “market intelligence for the aviation and travel industry”. Its Aviation Awards for Excellence have been established since 2002 and include 10 categories (https://centreforaviation.com/about/capa-awards). Selected by an independent panel of judges, the Regional Airport of the Year accolade is bestowed to “the regional airport that has been the biggest standout strategically, has established itself as a leader and done the most to advance the progress of the aviation industry. […] It is intended to recognise smaller airports–fewer than 10 million annual passengers–that rely primarily on short haul routes.”

CAPA lays out the choice of Phnom Penh International Airport for “adopting an innovative strategy that has led to sustained passenger growth of more than 25 percent over two years (2017/2018) and of 15 percent in Q1-Q3. CAPA underscores “the very rapid completion of works” pertaining to the runway, “thereby expanding the potential for new long haul services”, and the airport’s contribution (together with the two other airports in Siem Reap and in Sihanoukville) to Cambodia’s total GDP and to creating jobs.

CAPA Chairman emeritus Peter HARBISON said “over the three years from 2015 to 2018, Phnom Penh Airport grew its passenger volume by 50 percent, requiring enormous adjustments to its operating regime. At the same time cargo payload capacity has almost doubled. The expansion was the result of a well-coordinated programme of business development.”

Alain BRUN, CEO of Cambodia Airports, said as a small airport, Phnom Penh International Airport benefits from an ability to easily adapt and respond to our customers’ needs, which is demonstrated by winning this award. This accolade is testament to the relevance of the airport Public Private Partnership model, powered by Vinci Airports, under which Phnom Penh International Airport has been successfully developed over the last 25 years. Our model warrants long-term vision, reliability, and continuous investments, which translate into solid passenger growth, from 600,000 to 6 million by the end of 2019, significant infrastructure projects and operational efficiency.”

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Re: Phnom Penh International Airport Best Asia Pacific Regional Airport 2019

Post by John Bingham » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:04 pm

It is great in that it's so small and easy to get through quickly.
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Post by Mishmash » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:14 pm

It's a great airport with a good turnout from the locals when their relatives are coming and going.
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Post by frizzie77 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:29 pm

I've always loved Phnom Penh Airport. Yes, years ago it was very small and easy to get through, but it has grown quite a lot in recent years. It's still a relatively small airport, but that's not the only thing. There are other small airports in the region, but PPIA seems to be different as it has this relaxed, easy-going atmosphere that I've connected to the Khmer since the first day I arrived here (which is some 20 years ago).

So, in my opinion: well deserved acknowledgement.
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Post by Feelgood » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:19 am

Really?
But there is only one budget airline that operates from Phnom Penh to Saigon a distance of about Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville.
Cambodia Angkor Airways which is owned by Vietnam Airlines which makes it a monopoly for them for that route. And it shows in their exorbitant prices and lousy service.
Now that is not very good for an International Airport is it?
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Re: Phnom Penh International Airport Best Asia Pacific Regional Airport 2019

Post by Duncan » Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:04 am

Two times I have timed how long it takes me from the time I step off the plane in PP, till I am standing out on the road outside the airport. Already having a visa and not collecting baggage, . One time it was 12 minuets and one time 16 minuets.

I compare that to Australia where every time I am searched [ but no cavity search ] and it usually takes one hour to one and a half hours.

Cambodia, along with Malaysia has my vote.
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Post by GMJS-CEO » Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:18 am

I find the front of the airport to be rather annoying, large crowds standing with no regard for the fact people need to get through. Made much worse with kids in tow.

It's small and lacking good food/snack options at the airport, feels cramped.

On the plus is the lines move rather quickly and are never too long, and that is a big plus.
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