The new Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport will be ready to hold a test flight in June with its official flight scheduled for October 23, 2023
The New Siem Reap International Airport sets for a Test Flight in June. The airport, whose cost estimated at nearly USD 900 million was handled by Angkor International Airport Investment (AIAI), a 4E airport with 3,600 meters of runway that can accommodate all types of aircrafts “the 4E code indicates that the facility can receive aircrafts with a reference field length of 1800 meters and above and a wingspan up to 65 meters“. The facility has 38 passenger gates equipped with the latest technology for passenger safety and security.
The 4E standard airport, registered under airport codes ICAO, VDSA, AITA, SAI, and is capable of welcoming up to 10 million passengers in 2024,” said officer of the Ministry of Tourism, on April 10.
The new Siem Reap International Airport is built on a stretch highland that spreads over 1,700 hectares in the Sotre Nikum district of Siem Reap Province which was started the construction of its facilities on March 15, 2020 and took to 36 months to completion.
In addition to this airport in Siem Reap, Cambodian authorities plan to have the construction of two more international airports, “the Phnom Penh Techo International Airport, which is being built through an investment of about USD 1.5 billion by the Overseas Investment Corporation of Cambodia, and the Dara Sakor Angkor International Airport in Koh Kong Province that was built by the Chinese company Tianjin Union Development Group (UDG) through its USD 350 million investment funds. The official of opening of the Phnom Penh Techo International Airport is yet to be announced.
For future tourism planning and for air development, Cambodia also plans to set up domestic airports in other parts of the country such as in Battambang, Banteay Meanchey and Mondulkiri province as well.
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