Siem Reap-Angkor international airport to officially open in October

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia’s new international airport in Siem Reap cultural province will be ready for official inauguration in October 2023.

The update was shared in a meeting between H.E. Tekreth Samrach, Minister Attached to the Prime Minister and Secretary of State at the Office of the Council of Ministers, and Mr. Zou Yuhui, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Yunnan Air Investment Cambodia Airport management (YACA) on Thursday.

According to the commission, the construction of the Siem Reap International Airport is now 92 percent complete and will be opened for flight validation in mid-May 2023.

The airport is located in Tayek commune, Sotr Nikum district, about 51 kilometers from Siem Reap provincial city and 40 kilometers from Angkor Wat Temple.

The construction of the airport began in Mar. 2020 and the US$ 880 million worth of the airport is a 4E class that can handle long-haul aircraft.

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