Siem Reap International Airport

Businesses centered around tourism have flourished thanks to the tourism boom. There is a wide range of hotels, ranging from several 5-star hotels and chic resorts to hundreds of budget guesthouses. A large selection of restaurants offer many kinds of food, including Italian, Indian, French, German, Russian, Thai, Korean, Japanese, and Burmese. Plenty of shopping opportunities exist around the Psar Chas area while the nightlife is often vibrant with a number of western-styled pubs and bars.

Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport in Siem Reap now serves the most tourist passengers to Cambodia. Most tourists come to Siem Reap to visit the Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, (about 6 km north of the city), and other Angkor ruins. While those are still the main attractions, there are plenty of other things to experience, such as a dinner with an Apsara Dance performance, a trip to fishing villages and bird sanctuary, a visit to a craft workshop and silk farm, or a bicycle tour around the rice paddies in the countryside.

The Gecko Environment Center is a floating environment center located in the province of Siem Reap on the Tonle Sap Lake. The goal of the center is to promote environmental awareness among the local community as well as visitors to the great lake. The province of Siem Reap is part of the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve.

Siem Reap International is the airport in Cambodia handling the greatest number of passengers. It is located in Siem Reap, home of Angkor Wat.

The full architecture design of the airport was developed by Archetype Group. Official inauguration of Siem Reap Angkor International Airport's new terminal was on August 28, 2006.

The airport resides 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 × 148 ft).[1]

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 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.

Airlines and destinations

 

Airlines Destinations
AeroCambodia Domestic-Cambodia
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur
Asiana Airlines Seoul-Incheon
Bangkok Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi
Cambodia Angkor Air Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville
Cebu Pacific Manila [begins 19 April 2012]
China Eastern Airlines Kunming
China Southern Airlines Guangzhou
Condor Frankfurt
Far Eastern Air Transport Charter: Taipei-Songshan
Jetstar Asia Singapore
Korean Air Busan, Seoul-Incheon
Lao Airlines Luang Prabang, Pakse, Vientiane
Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur
Myanmar Airways International Phnom Penh, Yangon
SilkAir Da Nang, Singapore
Tonlesap Airlines Daegu, Hanoi, Kunming, Ningbo, Seoul-Incheon, Taipei-Taoyuan
T'way Airlines Seoul-Incheon
Vietnam Airlines Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Luang Prabang

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