New Siem Reap Airport officially receives its first commercial aircraft

Siem Reap Angkor International Airport (Siem Reap Angkor International Airport) was opened to receive its first commercial aircraft on October 16, 2023.

The opening ceremony was presided over by His Excellency Vongsey Visoth, Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the Office of the Council of Ministers, Mr. Mao Havanal, Minister in charge of the Secretariat of Civil Aviation, Mr. Sok Soken, Minister of Tourism and officials of relevant ministries and institutions, including investment companies. Well.

Prior to the launch of the first commercial aircraft, the new airport was successfully tested several times, including with the participation of three airlines, Sky Angkor Airlines. From Phnom Penh International Airport, Cambodia Airways flies from Sihanoukville International Airport, and China Eastern Airlines flies from Kunming International Airport of the People’s Republic of China. (Read more)

It should be recalled that the Siem Reap Angkor International Airport project was initially planned to use an investment capital of only US$ 880 million in 2019, but the actual demand has increased to US$ 1.1 billion in 2022, which is a BOT investment in 55 years. (Read more)

The new airport is located on an area of about 700 hectares in Tayek commune, Sot Nikum district, 40 km from Angkor Wat and 51 km from Siem Reap.

It should be noted that the new airport has a capacity to carry 10,000 tons of air cargo per year from 2023 and 26,000 tons per year from 2040 and can handle 65,800 flights. Per year from 2023 to 112,700 feet per year from 2040.

In addition, to facilitate travel, the Cambodian government has also built a 24.5-kilometer expressway to connect the airport to National Road 6 under an investment of US$ 95 million.

His Excellency Sin Chanserivutha, Undersecretary of State and Spokesperson for Civil Aviation, further confirmed that if nothing changes, the new airport will be officially inaugurated on November 16, 2023, under the presidency of His Excellency Hun Manet, Prime Minister of Cambodia. With the Chinese leadership.

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