Siem Reap International Airport
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.
Siem Reap International Airport
Aéroport International de Siem Reap
|Operator||Cambodia Airport Management Services|
|Serves||Siem Reap, Cambodia|
|Elevation AMSL||60 ft / 18 m|
VINCI Airports - Q4 and FY 2018 traffic.
The airport's new terminal was inaugurated on 28 August 2006. The Cambodian government has plans to replace the airport with a new one, 60 km from Siem Reap. 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
Passengers and aircraft movements as of 2016:
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Airlines and destinationsEdit
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.
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- Airport information for VDSR from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
- "State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (Cambodia)" (PDF). Schedule-coordination.jp. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
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- "Cambodia Airports". Cambodia-airports.aero.
- "Air Seoul Introduction". Air Seoul. 14 February 2019.
- "Thai Lion Air plans Manila / Siem Reap launch in Oct 2019". Routesonline. 2 July 2019.