The South East Asia Travel Show

Charting Cambodia’s Aviation Recovery, with Stephen King, Cambodia Airports

July 13, 2022

"Phnom Penh has come back strongly as the main air gateway to Cambodia." Cambodia has been at the forefront in South East Asia for removing Covid-19 restrictions for visitors. Its three international airports handled 11.6 million passengers in 2019, and Cambodia is eager to revive its airline sector to support a tourism recovery. This week, Gary and Hannah welcome Stephen King, Chief Commercial Officer at Cambodia Airports, to discuss the progress in the first half of 2022 and the outlook for the rest of the year. Stephen discusses passenger traffic at the three gateways, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville, new infrastructure developments, the impact of China's absence from regional travel and efforts to attract more airlines and routes to Cambodia. We also discuss the key inbound markets, Cambodia's changing approach to destination marketing, and the sustainability initiatives Cambodia Airports intends to implement.