The new Siem Reap Angkor International Airport will officially begin operations on October 16, with non-commercial and non-profitable test flights set to be conducted from October 5 to 15.
All commercial passenger and cargo flights currently operated at the existing Siem Reap International Airport will be transferred entirely and one time only to the new facility on October 16.
The US$1.1 billion-worth airport is located in Kriel Pong village and Provall village of Por Pel commune and Ta Yek commune, and around 40km east of Siem Reap town.
Construction began in March 2020 by Angkor International Airport Investment (Cambodia).
SSCA spokesman Sinn Chanserey Vutha said: “The new Siem Reap Angkor International Airport will be an important gateway for flights from around the world given its contemporary facilities and larger size than the existing airport.”
He added that the new airport will have 38 gates and will be able to handle large passenger planes like the Airbus A-340-300 and A350-900 as well as the Boeing B777-200/300ER and B747-300/400.