Siem Reap International Airport

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Siem Reap International Airport


Aéroport International de Siem Reap
Siem Reap International Airport (logo).svg
Siem reap airport.JPG
Airport typePublic
OperatorCambodia Airport Management Services
ServesSiem Reap, Cambodia
Hub 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
REP is located in Cambodia
Location of airport in Cambodia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 2,550 8,366 Concrete
Statistics (2018)
Passenger movements4,480,000 Increase 6.4%
Aircraft movements44,314 Increase 1.7%
VINCI Airports - Q4 and FY 2018 traffic.

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


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).[2][3]

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.[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

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International
Air Busan Busan
Air Seoul Seoul–Incheon,[5]
Bangkok Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
Bassaka AirCharter: Hangzhou
Cambodia Airways Macau,[6] Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville
Charter: Taipei–Taoyuan[7]
Cambodia Angkor Air Beijing–Capital, Da Nang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Ho Chi Minh City, Nanning, Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Zhengzhou,
Cambodia Bayon Airlines Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville
Cathay Dragon Hong Kong
Cebu Pacific Manila
China Eastern Airlines Kunming, Shanghai–Pudong
China Southern Airlines Guangzhou
HK Express Hong Kong,[8]
JC International Airlines Baotou, Chongqing, Hefei, Kunming,[9] Macau, Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Wanzhou (begins 27 July 2019),[10] Xi'an,[11] Xishuangbanna[12]
Charter: Taipei-Taoyuan
Jetstar Asia Airways Singapore
Lanmei Airlines Changsha,[13] Chengdu, Dalian,[14] Datong,[15] Guiyang, Huangshan, Jinan, Macau, Meixian,[16] Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Ordos,[17] Phnom Penh, Qinhuangdao, Shijiazhuang, Sihanoukville, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Wuhan, Xi'an, Yichang
Charter: Hohhot,[18] Jieyang/Chaoshan,[18] Linyi,[18] Xining,[18] Zunyi[18]
Lao Airlines Luang Prabang, Pakse
Shandong Airlines Chongqing
SilkAir Singapore
Sky Angkor Airlines Charter: Beijing–Capital, Chengdu, Dalian, Hefei, Kunming, Nanchang, Nanning, Sihanoukville, Seoul–Incheon
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang, Phuket,[19]
Thai Lion Air Bangkok–Don Mueang (begins 1 October 2019),[20]
Thai Smile Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi,[21]
VietJet Air Hanoi,[22]
Vietnam Airlines Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Luang Prabang
Charter: Nha Trang
XiamenAir Xiamen,[23]


Interior view of Siem Reap International Airport

Passengers and aircraft movements as of 2016:[24]

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

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 app for touring the city and Angkor for $25.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cambodia Airports Traffic Data".
  2. ^ Airport information for VDSR from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  3. ^ "State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (Cambodia)" (PDF). Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  4. ^ Siva Govindasamy (22 September 2010). "Cambodia eyes new airport for Siem Reap". Flightglobal.
  5. ^ "Air Seoul files preliminary international schedule from 16Q4". Routesonline. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Cambodia Airways files operational network from July 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  7. ^ Ltd. 2018, UBM (UK). "Cambodia Airways confirms Taipei scheduled charters from Oct 2018". Routesonline.
  8. ^ "HK Express to Start Siem Reap Service from Oct 2015". Routesonline. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  9. ^ "JC Cambodia adds new China routes in Feb 2018". Routesonline. 22 February 2018.
  10. ^ "JC Cambodia International new routes in June/July 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  11. ^ "JC Cambodia adds new China routes in Feb 2018". Routesonline. 22 February 2018.
  12. ^ "JC Cambodia International new routes in June/July 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  13. ^ Ltd. 2018, UBM (UK). "Lanmei Airlines continues China expansion in mid-May 2018". Routesonline.
  14. ^ "Lanmei Airlines adds new routes to China in 2Q19". routesonline. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Lanmei Airlines further expands China network June - August 2019". Routeonline. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  16. ^ Ltd. 2018, UBM (UK). "Lanmei Airlines schedules new China routes in Jul/Aug 2018". Routesonline.
  17. ^ "Lanmei Airlines Scheduled New China Routes In Jul-Aug 2018". Routesonline. 3 August 2018.
  18. ^ a b c d e Ltd. 2018, UBM (UK). "Lanmei Airlines schedules new routes in 4Q18". Routesonline.
  19. ^ "Thai AirAsia adds Phuket – Siem Reap flights from Nov 2016". Routesonline. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  20. ^ "Thai Lion Air plans Manila / Siem Reap launch in Oct 2019". Routesonline. 2 July 2019.
  21. ^ "THAI Smile Adds Siem Reap Flights from Feb 2016". Routesonline. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  22. ^ "Vietjet Air adds Hanoi – Siem Reap service in S17". Routesonline. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  23. ^ "Xiamen Airlines to Launch Siem Reap Service from late-June 2014". Routesonline. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  24. ^ "Cambodia Airports".

External links[edit]

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