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French Proposal to Revive Battambang Airport

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Cambodia News (Battambang): A French man, EMMANUEL DIAS, who is a pilot and an investor, has proposed to invest in Cambodia's aviation sector at Battambang Airport.

On January 14, 2020, Mr. Ngoun Rotanak, Battambang governor, extended the warmest greetings to Mr. EMMANUEL DIAS, the general director of Airaviata(AAT) in a meeting at Battambang provincial hall.

Mr. EMMANUEL DIAS, presented the Airaviata(AAT) project to the governor to revive the airport at Battambang for use by light aircraft for domestic flights.

Mr. Ngoun Rotanak welcomed and supported the project and said that if the project is successful, it would be a really helpful alternative for travelers, especially for tourists who want to travel Phnom Penh or other provinces.

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Pssst.... Mr EMMANUEL DIAS. Some inside info for free. Kratie airport has been turned into a uni, and Ratanakiri airport is currently only capable of handling choppers. And landing any of the two planes mentioned @ Kampong Cham airport will be extremely challenging if you want to keep the plane in one piece.
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Kammekor wrote: Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:28 pm Pssst.... Mr EMMANUEL DIAS. Some inside info for free. Kratie airport has been turned into a uni, and Ratanakiri airport is currently only capable of handling choppers. And landing any of the two planes mentioned @ Kampong Cham airport will be extremely challenging if you want to keep the plane in one piece.
Yes, but there will soon be TWO airports in Koh Kong. :stir:
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Anchor Moy wrote: Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:44 pm
Kammekor wrote: Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:28 pm Pssst.... Mr EMMANUEL DIAS. Some inside info for free. Kratie airport has been turned into a uni, and Ratanakiri airport is currently only capable of handling choppers. And landing any of the two planes mentioned @ Kampong Cham airport will be extremely challenging if you want to keep the plane in one piece.
Yes, but there will soon be TWO airports in Koh Kong. :stir:
Sound business plan then....
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Kammekor wrote: Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:10 pm
Anchor Moy wrote: Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:44 pm
Kammekor wrote: Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:28 pm Pssst.... Mr EMMANUEL DIAS. Some inside info for free. Kratie airport has been turned into a uni, and Ratanakiri airport is currently only capable of handling choppers. And landing any of the two planes mentioned @ Kampong Cham airport will be extremely challenging if you want to keep the plane in one piece.
Yes, but there will soon be TWO airports in Koh Kong. :stir:
Sound business plan then....
I thought the plan say the are planning to use seaplanes when operating to Kratie and Kampong Cham as well as some other locations? So as long as there is a river or lake, there is no need for airport.
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rogerrabbit wrote: Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:37 pm
Kammekor wrote: Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:10 pm
Anchor Moy wrote: Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:44 pm
Kammekor wrote: Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:28 pm Pssst.... Mr EMMANUEL DIAS. Some inside info for free. Kratie airport has been turned into a uni, and Ratanakiri airport is currently only capable of handling choppers. And landing any of the two planes mentioned @ Kampong Cham airport will be extremely challenging if you want to keep the plane in one piece.
Yes, but there will soon be TWO airports in Koh Kong. :stir:
Sound business plan then....
I thought the plan say the are planning to use seaplanes when operating to Kratie and Kampong Cham as well as some other locations? So as long as there is a river or lake, there is no need for airport.
Not from their Battambang 'hub'.

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<edit>Maybe hybrids? But I see loads of problems for those @ RTK airport. 15 inch deep ditches, stuff like that....
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Anchor Moy wrote: Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:44 pm
Kammekor wrote: Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:28 pm Pssst.... Mr EMMANUEL DIAS. Some inside info for free. Kratie airport has been turned into a uni, and Ratanakiri airport is currently only capable of handling choppers. And landing any of the two planes mentioned @ Kampong Cham airport will be extremely challenging if you want to keep the plane in one piece.
Yes, but there will soon be TWO airports in Koh Kong. :stir:
One is for the Chinese military if course though, why else build two
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A bit silly considering that with a proper road you could get there in just over two hours...
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Anchor Moy wrote: Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:44 pm
Kammekor wrote: Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:28 pm Pssst.... Mr EMMANUEL DIAS. Some inside info for free. Kratie airport has been turned into a uni, and Ratanakiri airport is currently only capable of handling choppers. And landing any of the two planes mentioned @ Kampong Cham airport will be extremely challenging if you want to keep the plane in one piece.
Yes, but there will soon be TWO airports in Koh Kong. :stir:
LOL
I raise you to 3

The new Koh Kong city (Krong Khemarak Phoumin) airport is now planned for a new location on the other side of the river/estuary. So two in town and one at Botum Sakor.
Not that the first will last very long, 'too close to town and land values are rising fast.

I think the local barons all over the country are realising that if they want to attract all these chinese investors, developers, industrialists and their workers to their fifedoms, they are going to need a local air service to compete.

Even if it is only a paper plan, don't be mistaken. The race is already on.
Get the newcomers in quick and receive them with open arms. In every province.
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Clearly true...
Just an example , If they open again Sen Monorom again , they will be surprised by the potential coming dvp , tourists and agriculture investors will go for it ! Governement should follow carefully and pamper these business boosters.
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