Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Cambodia’s seaside airport set to become the biggest

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Cambodia’s Tourism Minister Thong Khon has assured that the country’s new seaside airport near Sihanoukville will become the country’s largest as part of a bid to attract tourists to the area.

The Tourism Minister Thong Khon told AFP news agency that the airport would become bigger than Phnom Penh International Airport.

The airport currently only charters domestic flights, however plans are underway to make the airport a regional hub. The airport is set to complete the first phase of its 200 million dollar expansion by March.

ABC news Australia has reported that direct flights between Siem Reap, the gateway to Cambodia's famed Angkor temples, and foreign cities have prompted a rise in tourist arrivals.Cambodian officials hope to attract 2.4 million tourists in 2008.

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