main tourist town Siem Reap has a new international terminal while the old
terminal is now closed and waiting to be turned over for domestic flights.
Societe Concessionnaire des Aeroports (SCA), part of Europe’s
Vinci Group, operates Siem
Airport and its manager
of design and works, Salah Essa, says an official ceremony was held yesterday
to promote the terminal’s entry into service.
He says the new international terminal has been in use since
5 July and is a 12,000m2 (129,000ft2) single-storey
The previous international terminal was smaller and is now closed
and will be converted into a domestic terminal, says Essa, who declined to say
when this work will commence.
A new international terminal was needed in response “to the
large increase in passengers arriving and departing from Siem Reap and to
improve facilities”, he says.
Phnom Penh is Cambodia’s capital but Siem Reap is arguably the
most popular tourist city in Siem Reap because it is home to Cambodia’s world famous Angkor Wat