Siem Reap angkor international airport to officially open on Oct. 16, confirms SSCA

PHNOM PENH: Newly constructed Siem Reap Angkor International Airport is scheduled to be put into official use on Oct. 16, 2023 onwards to welcome more local and international tourists to the Kingdom of Cambodia, especially to Siem Reap cultural province.

The schedule was confirmed by the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) in an announcement AKP received this afternoon.

The Siem Reap Angkor International Airport, located in Kriel Pong village and Provall village of Por Pel commune and Ta Yek commune, respectively, in Sotr Nikum district, Siem Reap province, has received the official code from the International Air Transport Association (IATA Code) as SAI and from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO Code) as VDSA, the source said.

According to SSCA, all commercial flights of air passengers and cargo that are being operated at the current would entirely be transferred entirely and one time only to the new airport from 00:00 am (local time) on Oct. 16, 2023.

Between Oct. 5-15, a number of non-commercial and non-profitable test flights would be organised and operated by Siem Reap Angkor International Airport, it added.

The construction of Siem Reap Angkor International Airport began in March 2020 by Angkor International Airport (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. (AIAI). The US$880-million worth airport is 4E class which enables it to handle long-haul aircrafts.

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