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]

Siem Reap International Airport

អាកាសយានដ្ឋានអន្តរជាតិសៀមរាប

Aéroport international de Siem Reap
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Summary
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
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 (2018)
Passenger movements4,480,000 Increase 6.4%
Aircraft movements44,314 Increase 1.7%
VINCI Airports - Q4 and FY 2018 traffic.

FacilitiesEdit

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

AirfieldEdit

  • 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
 
Interior view of Siem Reap International Airport



Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International
Air Busan Busan
Air Seoul Seoul–Incheon
Bangkok Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
Cambodia Airways Macau, Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville
Cambodia Angkor Air Beijing–Capital, Da Nang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Ho Chi Minh City, Nanning, Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Zhengzhou
Cathay Dragon Hong Kong
Cebu Pacific Manila
China Eastern Airlines Kunming, Shanghai–Pudong
China Southern Airlines Guangzhou
HK Express Hong Kong
JC International Airlines Baotou, Chongqing, Hefei, Kunming (begins 27 October 2019),[6] Macau, Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Wanzhou, Xi'an, Xishuangbanna
Charter: Taipei-Taoyuan
Jetstar Asia Airways Singapore
Lanmei Airlines Changsha, Chengdu, Dalian, Datong, Guiyang, Huangshan, Jinan, Macau, Meixian, Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Ordos, Phnom Penh, Qinhuangdao, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Sihanoukville, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Wuhan, Xi'an, Yichang
Charter: Hohhot, Jieyang/Chaoshan, Linyi, Xining, Zunyi
Lao Airlines Luang Prabang, Pakse
Qingdao Airlines Lanzhou (begins 27 October 2019),[7] Nanning (begins 28 October 2019),[8]
Shandong Airlines Chongqing
SilkAir Singapore
Sky Angkor Airlines Charter: Beijing–Capital, Chengdu, Dalian, Hefei, Hualien (begins 26 October 2019),[9] Kunming, Nanchang, Nanning, Sihanoukville, Seoul–Incheon
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang, Phuket
Thai Lion Air Bangkok–Don Mueang (begins 16 October 2019)[10]
Thai Smile Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
VietJet Air Hanoi
Vietnam Airlines Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Luang Prabang
XiamenAir Xiamen[11]

StatisticsEdit

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 transportationEdit

There are a few options to transfer to or 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 $10 USD (fixed rate) as of September 2019.[12] 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 Wat for $25.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cambodia Airports Traffic Data". Cambodia-airports.com.
  2. ^ Airport information for VDSR from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  3. ^ "State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (Cambodia)" (PDF). Schedule-coordination.jp. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  4. ^ Siva Govindasamy (22 September 2010). "Cambodia eyes new airport for Siem Reap". Flightglobal.
  5. ^ Cambodia Air Traffic Services - Air Traffic Management
  6. ^ "JC Cambodia adds Kunming service from late-Oct 2019". JCAirlines. 9 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Qingdao Airlines plans new international routes in 4Q19". Routesonline. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Qingdao Airlines plans new international routes in 4Q19". Routesonline. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Sky Angkor Airlines adds Hualien charters from late-Oct 2019". Routeonlines. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Thai Lion Air plans Manila / Siem Reap launch in Oct 2019". Routesonline. 2 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Xiamen Airlines to Launch Siem Reap Service from late-June 2014". Routesonline. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  12. ^ "Siem Reap Airport". GeckoRoutes. 22 September 2019. Retrieved 4 October 2019.

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