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Airport Overview

Phnom Penh International Airport is located in the south of the central region of the country, on the Mekong River. The airport is 6 miles (10km) west of the capital city. It is currently in joint civil-military use, has been the main base of the RCAF and its predecessors since 1954. Phnom Penh airport's former name was Pochentong International Airport (Khmer: អាកាសយានដ្ឋានអន្តរជាតិពោធិ៍ចិនតុង).

Future Plans

Cambodia Airport increased its capital expenditure program to approximately USD250 million for the next five years, while undertaking terminal expansion projects at Phnom Penh International Airport, Siem Reap Airport and Sihanoukville Airport, to ensure the facilities have sufficient capacity until at least the Southeast Asian Games which will take place in Cambodia in 2023.

Meanwhile the Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation (OCIC) and the Secretariat of State for Civil Aviation of Cambodia (SSCA) jointly established a joint venture named Cambodia Airport Construction Company (CAIC) since 2018 to build the new Phnom Penh Airport. Located in Takhmao City, Kandal province and in part of Takeo province, 20 km away from Phnom Penh on a total area of 2600 hectares, the construction project is developed in 3 phases: 1st phase to receive 13 million passengers (PAX) per year by 2023, 2nd Phase for 30 million PAX per year by 2030 and 3rd phase for 50 million PAX per year by 2050. The airport is set to start operations in 2023.

In case of emergency, only two international airports full equipped will be considered as alternative to response are Phnom Penh International Airport and Siem Reap International Airport.

Airport Location and Contact

Country

Cambodia

Province or District

Khan Porsenchey

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Airport

Phnom Penh (10 km)

Airport’s Complete Name

Phnom Penh International Airport

Latitude

11.54638889

Longitude

104.84388889

Elevation (ft and m)

40 ft (12 m)

IATA Code

PNH

ICAO Code

VDPP

Managing Company or Airport Authority

Cambodia Airports – Phnom Penh

Management Contact Person

Laurence ERBS, General Manager

laurence.erbs@cambodia-airports.aero

Open From (hours)

23:00 UTC

Open To (hours)

19:00 UTC

Airport Picture

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Cambodia Airports is a joint venture company that holds the management concession for PNH/VDPP. It is 70% owned by VINCI Airports of France and 30% owned by Muhibbah MMC of Malaysia/Cambodia. The use of the airport by aircraft and passengers is subject to charges and fees. The tariff is set by Société Concessionnaire de l'Aéroport (SCA).  It is aimed to be adapted to the rendered services and to have a non-discriminatory character, in accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recommendations.

For more information on airport contacts, please see the following link: 4.5 Airport Companies Contact List.

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at:  http://www.azfreight.com/

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator

Following travelling restrictions the number of passengers has dropped since the beginning of the Covid-19 and if the impact is lower on the cargo it is still lower.  

 Performance per YEAR


2019

2020 (vs 2019)

2021 vs 2020 at Oct.

Total Aircraft Movements

56,018

18 349 (-74.2%)

-68%

Total Passengers

6,028,636

1 331 045 (-77.9%)

-90.6%

Total Cargo Capacity of the Airport (MT)

100,000

-

-

Current Cargo Activity of the Airport (MT)

72,928

55 165 (-30%)

+29.6%

Current use by Humanitarian Flights (UNHAS)

none

none

none

Cargo Capacity of 100,000 tons, Warehouse 8,600m² (92,569sq ft), Transit Zone, Domestic Cargo Only, Aircraft Maintenance, Mechanical Handling, Air-Conditioned Storage, Refrigerated Storage, Fresh Meat Inspection, Livestock Handling, Health Officials, X-Ray Equipment, Decompression Chamber, Security for Valuables, Dangerous Goods, Radioactive Goods, Very Large/Heavy Cargo, High Valuable Car, Airlines ULD storage, Express/Courier Centre, Post/Mail, Handling Equipment: pallet loader, cargo mobile dolly, baggage/cargo trolley , forklift, towing tractor, X-lift. 

Runways

The runway is in full compliance with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) recommendation. The runway allows the handling of wide-body aircraft up to category 4E (such as B747, B777, A340 or A330) for regular flights.

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

Published length - 3120m x 300m

Usable length - 3000m x 60m

Orientation

05/23

Surface

Refer to AIP

Runway has been fully refurbished in 2018.

Helicopter Pad(s)

No helicopter pad as such so far but aircraft parking stands can be used for helicopters. Helipad construction is under consideration.           

Helipad

Present

No

Largest Helicopter that can Land

-

Width and Length (m)

-

Surface

-

Airport Infrastructure Details

Customs

Yes

JET A-1 fuel

Yes

Immigration

Yes

AVGAS 100

Yes

Terminal Building

Yes

Single Point Refueling

Yes

Passenger Terminal

Yes

Air Starter Units

Yes

Cargo terminal

Yes

Ground Power (mobile)

Yes

Pax Transport to Airfield

Yes

Ground Handling Services

Yes

Control Tower

Yes

Latrine Servicing

Yes

Weather Facilities

Yes

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)

Yes

Catering Services

Yes

De-icing Equipment

Yes

Base Operating Room

Yes

Parking Ramp Lighting

Yes

Airport Radar

Yes

Approach & Runway Lights

Yes

NDB

Yes

VOR

Yes

ILS

Yes



Airport Operating Details

Operating Details

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Bulk Cargo

B 747-400

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Pallet

B 747-400

Total Aircraft Parking Area (m²)

64,150 m2

Storage Area (m3 and MT)

6,800 MT

Handling Equipment

Elevators / Hi Loaders

Yes

Max Capacity (MT)

-

Max Height (m)

B747 level

Loading Ramps

Yes

Other Comments

All needed GSE available

Customs Guidance

The International Airports Customs and Excise Branch office is located within the airport premises and is the local branch responsible for inspecting export-import goods at border checkpoints. Its roles and responsibilities are in accordance with the existing regulations under the General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia’s authority.

For more information on customs in Cambodia, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information.  

Storage Facilities

In addition to standard cargo, the import cargo terminal can handle special cargo such as Dangerous goods, Perishable goods and goods which requires cold storage (20c to 80c) as well as Heavy cargo. In case of special cargo, the cargo terminal must be informed in advance, due to space limitation.

Cargo Terminal area

8,600 m2

Storage Capacity (MT)

6,800 MT

Import Area

4,800 m2

Export area

3,800 m2

Cold storage facility

246m2

Dangerous Storage facilities

134 m2

Postal Storage facilities

45 m2

Vulnerable Room

40 m2

Scanning area

98 m2

Waiting, payment area, document counter

132 m2

Loading and Unloading area

6,970 m2

Offices, Staff locker, Walkway, Check point

935 m2

Standby Canopy

6,590 m2

Airfield Costs

Navigation Charges

Please contact:  pnh.commercial@cambodia-airports.aero

Fuel Service Charges

For fuel services charges, please contact:

PTT (Cambodia) Limited.

Email: headoffice@ptt.com.kh - Phone Number:  +855 23 300 018​​​​​​​​​​​​ / 23 300 019

Or

TOTAL Aviation Cambodia

Email: customer.kh@total.com - Phone Number: +855 23 218 630

Air-Bridge Charges

Please contact:  pnh.commercial@cambodia-airports.aero

Security

Good security level in accordance with highest international standards and using equipment certified according to EU and US standards.