Cambodia Airports has today unveiled 12 new aircraft parking bays on Apron B to cope with the growing traffic of airlines into Phnom Penh International Airport.
These parking bays will not be used for commercial operations. But mainly for long-lasting aircraft parking for airlines which do not operate regular flights but charters.
Cambodia Airports is continuously investing to enhance its airport infrastructure in order to cope with growing traffics. Here in Phnom Penh International Airport, we should hit a new milestone as we expect to reach the 6 million passengers mark by year end 2019, said Alain Brun, CEO of Cambodia Airport.
He said that the new apron facility will allow 12 code C aircraft more to park – (A320 family and B737).
“The new apron will enable to free commercial parking stands on Apron A (the airport’s main apron) for commercial operations,” Mr Brun added.
“We will be able to use the full capacity of Apron A with 23 code C bays. Later on in December, we will increase that apron A capacity with seven additional code C bays. We therefore will reach a total capacity of 30 code C bays,” he added
The refurbished apron dimensions are 540 metres by 86 metres with an investment of $8million. The work started since February this year.
“With the new apron capacity and those additional bays, our airport will significantly be able to accommodate further traffic growth for the coming years,” Mr Brun added.