Siem Reap International Airport

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Siem Reap International Airport
Aéroport International de Siem Reap
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Logo of Siem Reap Airport Authority
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Siem Reap International Airport


REP is located in Cambodia
Location of airport in Cambodia
Airport type Public
Serves Siem Reap, Cambodia
Hub for Cambodia Angkor Air
Sky Angkor Airlines
Elevation AMSL 60 ft / 18 m
Coordinates 13°24′38″N 103°48′46″E / 13.41056°N 103.81278°E / 13.41056; 103.81278Coordinates: 13°24′38″N 103°48′46″E / 13.41056°N 103.81278°E / 13.41056; 103.81278
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 2,550 8,366 Concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passenger movements 3,296,513
Airfreight movements in tonnes 1,674
Aircraft movements 37,296

Siem Reap International Airport (IATA: REPICAO: VDSR) (Khmer: អាកាសយានដ្ឋានអន្តរជាតិសៀមរាប French: Aéroport International de Siem Reap) is Cambodia's busiest airport[1] serving Siem Reap, a popular tourist destination due to nearby Angkor Wat. It is the busiest airport in Cambodia in terms of passenger traffic. The airport's new terminal was inaugurated on 28 August 2006.[citation needed] The Cambodian government has plans to replace the airport with a new one, 60 km from Siem Reap.[2]


The airport resides at an elevation of 60 feet (18 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 05/23 with a concrete surface measuring 2,550 by 45 metres (8,366 ft × 148 ft).[3][4]

As of 2008, extensions to the airport's apron and parking areas are taking place. Air Traffic Control is provided by CATS (Cambodia Air Traffic Services), with full approach and aerodrome VHF facilities being housed in the control tower, between the fire station and the domestic terminal. Area control is still provided from CATS Centre in Phnom Penh (Pochentong) VHF frequencies used at Siem Reab are: Tower: 118.000 MHz (AM) Approach: 124.300 MHz (AM) ACC (FIR): 127.500 MHz (AM) Ground (apron): 121.750 MHz (AM) ATIS (WX): 129.950 MHz (AM) Tower – fire 3A: 143.750 MHz (FM) CATS are also responsible for clearing takeoffs and landings of tourist helicopters from the "Big Balloon" site, 3 km away, near Angkor Wat. Both Helicopters Cambodia and Sokha Helicopters operate from the airport, with Sokha mainly operating from the Big Yellow Balloon site. The airport itself is located some 6 km outside Siem Reap, just off National Route 6 north. Runway alignments are 23 & 05, with only 23 being used for takeoff, due to flight restrictions over Angkor temple.


  • Runway: 2,550 m (8,370 ft) long x 45 m (148 ft) width (with shoulders 2.5m wide each).
  • Perpendicular taxiway: length: 240 m (790 ft) width: 20 m (66 ft) and 10 metres of shoulders. Under construction: 1 (length: 600 metres, width: 25 metres and 15 metres of shoulders).
  • Number of stands: 10
  • Navigation aids and visual aids:
    • VOR/DME
    • NDB
    • PAPI

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Bangkok Airways A320 at the airport.
SilkAir A320 at the airport.
Airlines Destinations
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International
Air Busan Busan
Air China Beijing–Capital
Apsara International Air Phnom Penh (suspended)
Charter: Krabi
Asiana Airlines Seoul–Incheon
Bangkok Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai, Phuket
Bassaka Air Phnom Penh
Charter: Changsha, Macau, Xi'an
Cambodia Angkor Air Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Changsha, Da Nang, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, Luang Prabang, Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Pudong,[5]
Charter: Chengdu, Chongqing, Da Nang, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Nanchang, Ningbo, Sihanoukville, Singapore, Shenyang, Tianjin, Zhengzhou, Wenzhou, Wuxi,[6] Xiamen, Zhengzhou
Cambodia Bayon Airlines Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville
Cebu Pacific Manila
China Eastern Airlines Shanghai–Pudong, Kunming
Charter: Beijing–Capital, Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan, Xi'an
China Southern Airlines Guangzhou
Charter: Shenzhen
Dragonair Hong Kong
Eastar Jet Seasonal: Seoul–Incheon
Far Eastern Air Transport Charter: Kaohsiung, Taipei–Taoyuan
HK Express Hong Kong[7]
Japan Airlines Charter: Tokyo–Narita, Osaka–Kansai
Jetstar Asia Airways Singapore
Jin Air Charter: Seoul–Incheon
Korean Air Seoul–Incheon
Lao Airlines Luang Prabang, Pakse, Vientiane
Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur–International
Shandong Airlines Chongqing, Jinan
Shanghai Airlines Charter: Fuzhou, Xiamen
SilkAir Da Nang, Singapore
Sky Angkor Airlines Hanoi, Nanning, Busan, Seoul–Incheon
Charter: Chongqing, Choengju, Dalian, Danang, Hefei, Kaohsiung, Kunming, Macau, Matsumoto, Muan, Niigata, Sihanoukville, Taipei–Taoyuan, Takamatsu, Xiamen
Seasonal Charter: Guiyang
Spring Airlines Shanghai–Pudong
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang[8]
Thai Airways
operated by Thai Smile
Tianjin Airlines Tianjin
TransAsia Airways Charter: Taipei–Taoyuan
T'way Airlines Seasonal: Seoul–Incheon
V Air Charter: Taipei–Taoyuan[9]
VietJet Air Hanoi
Vietnam Airlines Da Nang, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Luang Prabang
Charter: Nha Trang, Phu Quoc[10]
XiamenAir Fuzhou, Xiamen


Interior view of Siem Reap International Airport

Passengers and aircraft movements as of 2014:[11]

Year Passengers Aircraft movements
2001 449,700 12,400
2002 572,700 13,600
2003 551,300 12,000
2004 799,700 15,500
2005 1,038,100 16,900
2006 1,360,400 18,900
2007 1,732,400 22,000
2008 1,531,800 20,000
2009 1,255,200 18,200
2010 1,581,309 20,447
2011 1,826,118 23,415
2012 2,223,029 26,248
2013 2,663,337 31,590
2014 3,018,669 35,696
2015 3,296,513 37,296

See also[edit]


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