Siem Reap International Airport

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Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport
Aéroport International de Siem Reap-Angkor
Siem reap airport.JPG
Airport type Public
Operator Cambodia Airport Management Services
Serves Siem Reap, Cambodia
Hub for Cambodia Angkor Air
Sky Angkor Airlines
Small Planet Airlines Cambodia
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
REP is located in Cambodia
Location of airport in Cambodia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 2,550 8,366 Concrete
Statistics (2017)
Passenger movements 4,209,000 Increase21%
Aircraft movements 43,568 Increase 15.6 %

Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport (IATA: REP, ICAO: VDSR) (Khmer: អាកាសយានដ្ឋានអន្តរជាតិសៀមរាបអង្គរ French: Aéroport International de Siem Reap-Angkor) serves Siem Reap, a popular tourist destination due to nearby Angkor Wat. It is the busiest airport in Cambodia in terms of aircraft movements.[1] 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 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]

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.

Ground Transportation[edit]

There are a few options to transfer to/from Siem Reap International Airport and the city. Outside the Arrival Hall, passengers can take a taxi provided by the Airport Taxi Association, which costs around $9. A cheaper alternative would be to connect to the Airport's free Wifi or buy a local SIM card with data and book a car or tuktuk ride from Grab, the popular ride-hailing app. The trip to downtown costs on average $6 on the app. Passengers also have the option to rent a car or tuktuk for the whole day from the Grab app for touring the city and Angkor for $25.


  • 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

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International
Air Busan Busan
Air Seoul Seoul–Incheon
Bangkok Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
Bassaka AirPhnom Penh
Beijing Capital Airlines Haikou
Cambodia Airways Macau,[5] Phnom Penh
Charter: Taipei–Taoyuan[6]
Cambodia Angkor Air Beijing–Capital, Da Nang, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Nanning, Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville
Cambodia Bayon Airlines Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville
Cathay Dragon Hong Kong
Cebu Pacific Manila
China Eastern Airlines Chengdu,[7] Kunming, Shanghai–Pudong
China Southern Airlines Guangzhou
Far Eastern Air Transport Charter: Taipei-Taoyuan
HK Express Hong Kong
Hainan Airlines Sanya
JC International Airlines Chongqing, Huai'an, Hong Kong,[8] Kunming, Macau, Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Taipei-Taoyuan, Xi'an, Xuzhou
Jetstar Asia Airways Singapore
Jetstar Pacific Airlines Charter: Nha Trang
KC International Airlines Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville
Lanmei Airlines Changsha [9], Guiyang, Jinan, Meixian[10], Nanning, Macau, Malé,[11] Ordos[12], Phnom Penh, Shijiazhuang, Sihanoukville, Tianjin, Xi'an, Yichang
Lao Airlines Luang Prabang, Pakse
Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur–International
Shandong Airlines Chongqing, Jinan
SilkAir Da Nang, Singapore
Sky Angkor Airlines Charter: Beijing–Capital, Chengdu, Dalian, Hefei, Kunming, Nanchang, Nanning, Sihanoukville, Seoul–Incheon
Small Planet Airlines Cambodia Phnom Penh
Spring Airlines Guangzhou (resumes 28 October 2018), Shanghai–Pudong
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang, Phuket
Thai Airways
operated by Thai Smile
VietJet Air Hanoi
Vietnam Airlines Da Nang, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Luang Prabang
Charter: Nha Trang, Phu Quoc
XiamenAir Fuzhou, Xiamen


Interior view of Siem Reap International Airport

Passengers and aircraft movements as of 2016:[13]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cambodia Airports Traffic Data".
  2. ^ Siva Govindasamy (22 September 2010). "Cambodia eyes new airport for Siem Reap". Flightglobal.
  3. ^ Airport information for VDSR from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
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  5. ^ "Cambodia Airways files operational network from July 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
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  7. ^ 东航7月12日开通成都至柬埔寨暹粒直飞航班
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  13. ^ option=com_trafficdata&Itemid=79&lang=en

External links[edit]

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