Siem Reap International Airport

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Siem Reap International Airport

អាកាសយានដ្ឋានអន្តរជាតិសៀមរាប

Aéroport international de Siem Reap
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCambodia Airports
OperatorVINCI Airports
ServesSiem Reap, Cambodia
Hub for
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL60 ft / 18 m
Coordinates13°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
Websiterep.cambodia-airports.aero
Map
REP is located in Cambodia
REP
REP
Location of airport in Cambodia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 2,550 8,366 Concrete
Statistics (2022)
Passenger movements372,000 Increase
Aircraft movements4,773 Increase
Source: www.vinci-airports.com[1]

Siem Reap International Airport (Khmer: អាកាសយានដ្ឋានអន្តរជាតិសៀមរាប; French: Aéroport international de Siem Reap) (IATA: REP, ICAO: VDSR) is an international airport serving Siem Reap, a popular tourist destination due to the nearby Angkor Wat temple complex. It is the second-busiest airport in Cambodia after Phnom Penh International Airport.[2]

Facilities[edit]

The airport is 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]

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.[5] 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.[6] Area control is provided from CATS Centre in Phnom Penh (Pochentong) VHF frequencies used at Siem Reap are:

  • Tower: 118.300 MHz (AM)
  • Approach: 124.300 MHz (AM)
  • ACC1 (FIR): 127.500 MHz Backup 134.100 MHz(AM)
  • ACC2 (FIR): 132.400 MHz Backup 135.150 (AM) implement 15/November/2019
  • Ground (apron): 121.750 MHz (AM)
  • ATIS (WX): 129.950 MHz (AM)
  • D-ATIS (WX): 131.450 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.

Airfield[edit]

  • Runway: 2,550 m (8,370 ft) long x 45 m (148 ft) width (with shoulders 2.5 m wide each).
  • Parallel 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
Interior view of Siem Reap International Airport
Apron area of the airport

Future[edit]

New Siem Reap–Angkor International Airport

A new US $880 million, 750 hectare airport is being built, located 50 km (31 mi) southeast of Siem Reap and 40 km (25 mi) from Angkor Wat. It is being built in three phases. The first phase is scheduled to be finished in October 2023, and will be able to handle 5—7 million passengers annually. It will eventually replace the existing airport.[7]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International
Bangkok Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
Cambodia Airways Phnom Penh, Singapore[8]
Cambodia Angkor Air Da Nang, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville[9]
Lao Airlines Pakse
Singapore Airlines Singapore
Sky Angkor Airlines Seoul–Incheon
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang,[10] Phuket (resumes 27 March 2023)
Thai SmileBangkok–Suvarnabhumi
Vietnam Airlines Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Luang Prabang (begins 27 March 2023)

Statistics[edit]

Annual passenger traffic at REP airport. See Wikidata query.
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
2016 3,478,300 37,698
2017 4,209,000 43,568
2018 4,480,000 44,314
2019 3,926,000 39,750
2020 619,000 7,751
2021 2,000 161
2022 372,000 4,773

Accidents and incidents[edit]

In August 2002, a Bangkok Airways ATR 72-200 skidded off the runway. The airport was closed for two days.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Siem Reap international airport report from VINCI Airports – 2022 traffic levels" (PDF). VINCI airport. 2022. Retrieved 17 January 2023.
  2. ^ "Cambodia Airports Traffic Data". Cambodia-airports.com.
  3. ^ Airport information for VDSR from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  4. ^ "State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (Cambodia)" (PDF). Schedule-coordination.jp. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  5. ^ Siva Govindasamy (22 September 2010). "Cambodia eyes new airport for Siem Reap". Flightglobal.
  6. ^ "CATS". www.cats.com.kh.
  7. ^ "New Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport New Airport Profile | CAPA". centreforaviation.com. Retrieved 6 December 2022.
  8. ^ "Cambodia Airways Resumes Singapore Service From Nov 2022". Aeroroutes. Retrieved 15 August 2022.
  9. ^ "CAMBODIA ANGKOR AIR RESTORES ADDITIONAL SIEM REAP ROUTES IN JULY 2022". Aeroroutes. Retrieved 28 June 2022.
  10. ^ "AirAsia Thailand to resume flights to seven countries in April". Malaymail. 14 March 2022. Retrieved 16 March 2022.

External links[edit]

Media related to Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport at Wikimedia Commons