Siem Reap Airport
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Siem Reap International Airport, also known as Angkor International Airport, serves the city of Siem Reap in north-west Cambodia. The airport is the second-busiest in the country after Phnom Penh International and is managed by Cambodia Airport Management Services. Siem Reap International is the main airport handling traffic to Cambodia's most popular tourist destination, Angkor Wat, and is served by airlines from across Southeast Asia.
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Cambodia is a relatively small but fast expanding market that has traditionally been dominated by foreign airlines. There are now four Cambodian based carriers which combined account for only approximately a 20% share of Cambodia’s international market.
Cambodia’s colourful airline sector however has seen expansion over the last two years with the launch of Bassaka Air and Cambodia Bayon Airlines along with the expansion of flag carrier Cambodia Angkor Air and leisure carrier Sky Angkor Airlines. Domestic competition has intensified as Bassaka and Cambodia Bayon launched with domestic services. Both have ambitious plans for international expansion while Cambodia Ankgor Air, a local joint venture with Vietnam Airlines, is keen to maintain its market leading position.
This is the third in a series of reports on Cambodia. The first instalment analysed the overall growth in Cambodia’s international market. The second report focused on Bassaka Air and Sky Angkor Air; this final report looks at the other two Cambodian carriers, market leader Cambodia Angkor Air and start up Cambodia Bayon Airlines.
Competition is intensifying in Cambodia’s airline sector as airlines expand with a focus on the fast growing Cambodia-China market. There are now four airlines in Cambodia, a significant number given the relatively small size of the market, with at least one more preparing to launch services.
Cambodia’s commercial aircraft fleet has doubled in size over the past two years. Further expansion from the Cambodian airline sector is expected in 2016 but there will be challenges as the rate of market growth slows, particularly at Siem Reap.
This is Part 2 in a series of reports on Cambodia. The first instalment analysed the overall growth in Cambodia’s international market. The next two reports focus on the Cambodian airline sector. Part 2 provides a focus on two of Cambodia's airlines, Sky Angkor Air and Bassaka Air.
Cambodia continues to experience rapid traffic growth driven by surging demand from China. Passenger traffic in Cambodia has grown at a rate exceeding 10% for six consecutive years, including 13% in 2015.
China has been the biggest driver of growth, with Chinese visitor numbers increasing by at least 20% for six consecutive years. Capacity on the traditional route to Bangkok, the main gateway for long haul passengers heading to or from Cambodia, has also grown over the last year.
However, the rate of passenger growth in Cambodia slowed significantly in 2015, particularly at Siem Reap. Cambodia is still one of the hottest markets in Southeast Asia but neighbouring Vietnam is now expanding faster. Growth is expected to slow further in 2016, and will likely fail to reach double digits for the first time since 2009.
Cambodia’s aviation market grew by 13% in 2014, the fastest rate in Southeast Asia, driven by a surge in traffic from China. Cambodia has now experienced double digit passenger growth for five consecutive years, an impressive but little known achievement.
Passenger traffic across Cambodia’s three airports increased by 13% to 5.7 million in 2014 as Siem Reap surpassed the 3 million mark for the first time. The growth rate slowed from 18% in 2013 but outpaced other Southeast Asian markets as the Cambodian tourism sector seemed to benefit from turmoil among its neighbouring destinations. Tourist arrivals at Cambodia’s two international airports were up by about 13%, driven by an over 20% increase in arrivals from China.
This is the first in a two-part series of analysis reports on the Cambodian market. This report will look at the overall market and expansion by foreign carriers. The second report will look at the surge in start-up activity in the Cambodian airline sector, which should drive further passenger traffic growth in 2015.
VietJet Air is planning further expansion of its international network with Cambodia and Russia slated to become its fourth and fifth overseas markets. Vietnam’s leading low-cost carrier is also looking at launching a connection product which will enable it to compete in the broader Russia-Southeast Asia and North Asia-Southeast Asia markets.
Russia will initially be served using VietJet’s rapidly growing A320 fleet to access the Russian Far East city of Vladivostok. But VietJet has big ambitions for the Russian market using its anticipated future fleet of A330s.
The LCC sees huge potential in Russia as it is a large and fast growing source market for Vietnam’s emerging tourism industry. VietJet’s parent company also has Russian roots, which should make it easier from an access and local sales perspective.
Cambodia’s aviation market continued to grow rapidly in 1H2014 despite political instability in neighbouring Thailand and weaker demand from its largest source market, Vietnam. But Cambodia has been able to take advantage of the turmoil in Thailand and the sudden unpopularity of Malaysia by successfully marketing itself as an alternative destination to Chinese tourists. With Cambodia's liberal airline policy, investors are using the opportunity to establish locally in order to serve the China market from the other end of the route.
Visitor numbers from China are up about 20% so far this year, making Cambodia an exception to the overall slowdown in China-Southeast Asia tourist traffic. The Cambodia-China market is expected to continue booming in 2H2014 as more flights are launched, including new charter flights operated by at least two Cambodian start-ups backed by Chinese investors.
The total Cambodian aviation market grew by about 10% in 1H2014 with both of the country’s main airports, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, recording similar growth. The growth rate represents a slowdown from 2012 and 2013 but is impressive given other Southeast Asian markets have seen bigger slowdowns so far this year, and in some cases contractions.