Sihanoukville International Airport (formerly Kang Keng Airport) was established in the 1960s. After the Khmer Rouge period, services in the airport stopped until it started operating again in early 2007. But it wasn’t until 2011 that a scheduled service was formally done.
A tri-weekly trip from Siem Reap’s Angkor International Airport began in December of 2011, where it was further adjusted in 2013 to accommodate trips from and across Sihanoukville, Siem Reap, and Phnom Penh.
Mr. Sin Chansereyvutha, the Director of the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation said that Sihanoukville Airport is the largest airport in the country, which may be the case for the next 10 to 15 years.
He explains that the economy of Sihanoukville had increasingly grown stronger, thanks to the economic contributions of the business sector, industry sector, transportation, imports and exports, and tourism. Sihanoukville is becoming a region of great potential as well for the real estate sector as the region was transformed into a special economic zone. Another important factor is the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port, an international port. This is key for economic growth.
In addition, Sihanoukville is also a tourist destination for both local and international tourists, with the Sihanoukville International Airport offering convenience and comfort to travelers.
There are also domestic and international flights going to Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, and Siem Reap, along with options to take private aircrafts and helicopters.
The Sihanoukville International Airport also has the same geographical environment as the airports in Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore, where they are near the ports and the sea.