Phnom Penh is the capital city of the South Asian country of Cambodia. One of the premier tourist spots in the continent the city boasts of a large network of transportation which connects the city to other parts of the country and the world. One of the chief entry points to Cambodia is the Phnom Penh International Airport which is the main airport in the country.
Formerly known as Pochentong International Airport, the terminal of the Phnom Penh International Airport can accommodate 2 million people. For the comfort of the international travelers, the Airport premises include waiting lounges and VIP Lounges where travelers can relax waiting for their respective airlines.
The Phnom Penh International Airport also includes food and beverage counters for the convenience of the millions of travelers who frequent the city. There are three restaurants at the International Airport in Phnom Penh. Caffe Ritazza and Angkor Pub are situated on the first floor of the Air Terminal. Both the restaurant and the bar offer an excellent selection of drinks and snacks including sandwiches and soups. Outside the Terminal, there is a common food-court which offers a wide range of Asian food including hot dogs and sandwiches.
If one has ample amount of time while at the Phnom Penh International Airport then one can surely visit the onsite bookstore. One can grab an English bestseller or travel books while at the bookstore. And if the tourists have forgotten to purchase a souvenir then they can visit the two duty free shopping outlets at the departure and arrival halls of the International Airport of Phnom Penh. There is a third option too. One can shop for traditional handicrafts including sculptures, silk products and perfumed oils made by local artisans from this third outlet at the International airport.
For the convenience of the passengers, the airport authority at the Phnom Penh International Airport has started providing Wireless Internet Service. One can access this Hotspots Service at the Ground Floor and the First floor of the International Terminal. This new service enables the passengers from across the world to surf the web and access corporate networks.
Basic Requirements to access to HotSpots Service are:
- The laptops, Pocket PCs, mobile phones or other devices of the travelers must have an 802.11b wireless network card that will automatically detect the Online Wi-Fi network.
- One needs to have MyDSL account
- The new customers just to purchase a Prepaid Internet Card from Queen Café and Café Ritazza
According to the 2005 census the total aircraft movement at the International Airport of Phnom Penh was registered to be 17,033 which carried around 1,081,745 passengers. The International Airport at Phnom Penh has a total of 22 check-in counters in addition to 30 counters for Visa, Immigration and Customs. The International Airport in Phnom Penh also has a car parking area with a total capacity of 380 cars for the family and friends of the travelers.
Phnom Penh Travel Guide acquaints you with all the flights that make a stop at the Phnom Penh International Airport. Few of them are:
- Air Asia
- Angkor Airlines
- Bangkok Airways
- Cathay Pacific
- China Airlines
- China Southern Airlines
- Korean Air
- Malaysia Airlines
- Shanghai Airlines
- Singapore Airlines
- Thai Airways International
- Vietnam Airlines