Sihanouk International Airport yesterday unveiled the soft-opening of its refurbished passenger terminal, a project that was undertaken in anticipation of a traffic surge in the next five years.
In 2017, Sihanoukville’s airport reported a sharp growth of 115 per cent to 338,000 passengers as the coastal province grows in popularity.
Refurbishments include increasing the building surface by 80 per cent to total 4,800m2; revamped check-in area, boarding lounge and baggage claim zone; and the installation of new baggage handling system.
The revamped terminal also boasts new F&B outlets, shops, and lounges from local and international brands such as The Monkey Republic, Blue Flight and Plaza Premium Lounge.
Another major project will soon be launched to extend the airport’s runway by 800m to 3.3km. Once complete, the airport will be able to accommodate bigger aircraft and flights from farther markets.