Siem Reap International Airport is a public airport that serves Siem Reap, a well-known tourist destination near Angkor Wat, a temple complex in Cambodia. It is situated approximately 6km outside Siem Reap, just off National Route 6 north. It is the busiest airport in the country in terms of passenger traffic, having served 2,663,337 in 2013. It recorded 926 airfreight movements in tonnes and 31,590 aircraft movements during the same year. The airport lies at an elevation of 60 ft (18 m) above mean sea level. It has one concrete runway, directed 05/23, measuring 8,366 ft (2,550 m) long.
The airport has a new terminal inaugurated in 2006. However, the Cambodian Government has plans to replace the airport with a new one. Siem Reap International Airport has a single terminal building that houses all flight operations of the airport.
Services and Facilities
Siem Reap International Airport is served by many airlines that offer both domestic and international flight services. Some of them are AirAsia, Air Busan, Air China, Asia Atlantic Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Cambodia Angkor Air, Cebu Pacific, Eastar Jet, Japan Airlines, Jetstar Asia Airways, Jin Air, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, SilkAir, Sky Angkor Airlines, Spring Airlines, Thai AirAsia, Tianjin Airlines, VietJet Air, and Xiamen Airlines, among others.
The airport has a CIP “Le Salon” Lounge, located in the International Departure Hall, offering passengers with a private and comfortable relaxing area. There are food and beverages available all day, Internet access, international newspapers and magazines, international TV channels, music, comfortable seats, and desktop computers. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the airport is available as well. A baggage wrapping area is located at the front of the departure area in Check-In. There’s also public phone services for collect calls and credit card calls. A VIP terminal can be used by government officials and private individuals upon request and availability. The airport’s car park is open from 5:30 am to midnight or until the last flight.
There are also plenty of options at the airport when it comes to shopping and dining. Shops include Artisans D’Angkor, which offers a wide range of top-notch silk clothes, accessories, and even home furnishing; Bambou Indochine, where you can buy Cambodian-styled shirts for men, women, and children; Beauty Spa Foot Massage, which offers relaxation, rejuvenation, recuperation, and oil massage services; Duty-Free Shop, where you can buy a wide variety of branded products; Khmer Angkor Jewelry, for handcrafted jewellery designed with traditional Cambodian methods; Rêveries du Mékong, retail store for quality clothing and resort wear; Smateria, for fashion accessories made from recycled materials; Soma Flowers; and U-Care Pharmacy. Dining options include Asian Spices, The Blue Pumpkin, Dairy Queen, Deli Paris, FCC Bar, and Taste of Asia.
Other airport facilities include Air Traffic Control, provided by CATS (Cambodia Air Traffic Services), which includes full approach and aerodrome VHF facilities in the control tower, located between the fire station and the domestic terminal. In addition, Helicopters Cambodia and Sokha Helicopters also operate from the airport.