Commercial opening of the Dara Sakor International Airport in Cambodia has been delayed to mid 2023 due to delays in work because of Covid-19-related disruptions and economic uncertainty. The international airport, located in the Koh Kong province, was previously slated to open to passengers at the end of 2022.
In April 2022, pilot flights were launched to test equipment functionality and staff capability before official start of operations. Once operational, the Code 4E International Airport will be able to accommodate wide-body passenger airliners including the Boeing 777 and Airbus A340.
The airport will be located on a 4.5-hectare plot of land near the Gulf of Thailand. China-based Tianjin Union Development Group is developing the Dara Sakor Airport with an estimated investment of USD350 million. Out of the total, around USD200 million was allocated for works on phase one.