19 Jan 2021
Cambodia’s three international airports welcomed 2.13 million passengers (international, domestic and transit) in 2020, a 79 percent drop compared with 2019 figures, according to data from the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA).
Phnom Penh International Airport received around 1.30 million passengers, a decrease of 76 percent, compared with the 5.49 million arrivals in 2019.
Siem Reap International Airport had 618,663 passengers, down 83 percent from the 3.57 million landing in 2019.
Sihanouk International Airport saw arrivals of 214,969 passengers, a drop of 86.3 percent from the 1.57million passengers received in 2019.
SSCA data showed Cambodia handling 49,983 tonnes of cargo at the nation’s three international airports. This represented a 31 percent drop from 2019’s figures. Most cargo traffic occurred at the Phnom Penh International Airport.
Norinda Khek, the communications and public relations director of Cambodia Airports, said that despite Siem Reap International Airport being so seriously hit by the pandemic, it has managed to remain open since last year’s outbreak and the ensuing plummet in arrivals.