The current Siem Reap International Airport where it is just 8Km from town was switched off its operation on 15 Oct 2023 at 24h00 and transferred its operations to a new airport where is 50Km East of Siem Reap town. It opened and welcomed a first commercial flight on 16 Oct 2023.
The new airport has an official name “Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport “, Code “ SAI ” will have 38 gates and will be able to welcome large passenger planes like the Airbus A-340-300 and A350-900, as well as the Boeing B777-200/300ER and B747-300/400. This will increase Siem Reap’s capacity to operate direct flights from various destinations.
The official inauguration ceremony will be held on 16th November 2023 and become a largest airport in Cambodia.