Passenger Traffic Slides Down 67 Percent
AKP Phnom Penh, July 21, 2020 --
Cambodia’s three international airports handled 1.9 million air passengers in the first six months of this year, a 67.5 percent decrease from 6 million air passengers last year.
Report from Vinci Airports, the main shareholder of Cambodia Airports that manages three international airports in Cambodia, passenger traffic at Phnom Penh International Airport was recorded at 1.143 million, down by 62.2 percent year-on-year.
Siem Reap International Airport and Sihanoukville International Airport saw passenger traffic fall 72.3 percent and 75.1 percent to 617,905 and 188,502, respectively.
The report showed that the air freight also dropped by 29.5 percent.
Khek Norinda, PR and Communication Director of Cambodia Airports, told AKP on July 20 that, “Reflecting an adverse situation where global air travel has nearly come to a standstill, passenger and freight traffics at Cambodia’s 3 international airports have severely slid -67.5 percent and -29.5 percent respectively during the first 6 months in 2020.”
In traffics data (H1 2020 and Q2 2020), VINCI Airports, the travel restrictions imposed by many countries (including population lockdowns, border closures and quarantines) caused operations across the VINCI Airports network to grind to a near standstill in the second quarter of 2020.
“In Cambodia, foreign travel restrictions due to the pandemic were behind the near complete eradication of traffic during the quarter (down 97.7 percent year on year). There was no change to the situation in June,” VINCI Airports said in the report.
Last year, Cambodia Airports handled 11.6 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 10.6 percent.
By Chea Vannak