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Cambodian airport traffic soars despite global slump

Passenger traffic at Cambodia’s three main airports climbed by 21.8 per cent during the year to date compared to the same period last year, according to data released yesterday by Cambodia Airports.

“Despite the global economic uncertainty, traffic growth to Cambodia has been robust and consistent, a testament to the attractiveness of the country, both as a business and a tourism destination,” according to a statement from the company, which referred to Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville international airports.

The airport operator expects the airport will receive more than two million passengers in 2012.

The company plans to expand capacity to 4 million passengers.

Aircraft movement was up 3.9 per cent and 8.7 per cent in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap respectively, the data showed.

Passengers traffic increased by about 16 per cent and 23 per cent at the two airports.

To contact the reporter on this story: May Kunmakara at kunmakara.may@phnompenhpost.com

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