Siem Reap-Angkor int’l airport records new high number of daily passengers

: The number of air passengers passing through the newly-commenced Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport (SAI) has continued to grow, with a record of 3,200 a day, up from 2,600 on Oct. 24.

The State Secretariat of Civil Aviation ()'s report showed on Monday that the airport recorded 42 daily flight movements, up from 34 last month.

“The average number of air passengers increased from 2,600 to 3,200 per day and most of them are from ASEAN countries and China,” SSCA's Under Secretary of State H.E. Sin Chansereyvutha said.

Currently, there are seven airlines operating at the SAI – six foreign airlines and a local airline.

Located in Tayek commune in Sotr Nikum district, about 50 kilometers from Siem Reap provincial city, SAI commenced its operations on Oct. 16.

As a 4E-level international airport that can accommodate long-haul flights from across the globe with a 3,600-metre runway and 38 berths, SAI is able to manage seven million passengers annually and is expected to increase its capacity to a staggering 12 million passengers a year from 2040.

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