New Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport

New Airport
Completion: in 2 months (31-Mar-2023)
IATA: n/a
ICAO: n/a
City: Siem Reap
Country/Territory: Cambodia


  • Owner/investor:
    • NSIA Company
  • Investment (USD):
    • 1,000,000,000


  • Annual (pax):
    • 10,000,000

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New Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport (also known as the NSRIA project) is a proposed airport development to replace the existing Siem Reap Airport. A site 50km away from the existing facility has been designated by the government, which seeks to protect a World Heritage Site that includes Angkor Wat. The project has been a subject of discussion since 2010, with the government selecting Yunna Investment Holdings Limited as the principal developer in Dec-2016. It is estimated to have a maximum handling capacity of 10 million passengers p/a, with construction scheduled to commence in late 2017 or early 2018 and is expected to last up to five years.

Jan-2023. New Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport reached 63% completion, behind the forecast 70% completion rate. Work is expected to be accelerated to reach a 90% construction rate by Mar-2023, with the inauguration expected in Oct-2023.

Oct-2022. Cambodia's Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister Tek Reth Samrech stated construction of New Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport will be 70% completed by the end of 2022. Construction will be completed by Mar-2023 and operations are due to launch from Oct-2023. 

Jun-2022. Cambodia's State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) spokesman Sin Chansereyvutha reported work on Siem Reap New International Airport has progressed to 28% of completion. Mr Sereyvutha stated: "After construction is completed in Mar-2023, it will take a few months before reaching the trial flight stage at the airport". Work is underway on the runway and landing systems, as well as other facilities including roads and airport parking areas.

Apr-2022. Cambodia's State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) spokesman Sin Chansereyvutha reported approximately 22% of construction activities at Siem Reap New International Airport have been completed. These include roads, aircraft parking routes, runways and aircraft landing systems. Mr Chansereyvutha added around 20% of terminal infrastructure has been completed. 

May-2020. Cambodia's State Secretariat for Civil Aviation Secretary Mao Havannall reported Siem Reap New International Airport is due to be completed by 14-Mar-2023. The USD880 million airport project, which commenced in Mar-2020, will span 700 hectares and is set to be the largest airport in Cambodia. It will be operated by Angkor International Airport Investment, a JV between three Yunnan companies including Yunnan Investment Holdings, which signed a 55 year concession with Cambodia's government in 2017. Shanxi Mechanisation Construction Group also won a bid to build two sections of the new airport for USD42.2 million in 2018. Once completed, it will be able to accommodate up to seven million passengers and aims to solve overcrowding issues at Siem Reap Airport.

Jul-2018. Yunnan Investment Holdings VP Zou Yuhui stated construction on Siem Reap New International Airport will likely commence after Cambodia's national elections at the end of Jul-2018. The airport is expected to cost up to USD1 billion and will be located on a 750ha site in Sotr Nikom district. Yunnan Investment Holdings plans to develop the airport in three stages, with the airport capable of handling Boeing 737 and A320 aircraft following completion of the second stage.


18-Aug-2017. Cambodia Government signed a USD880 million contract with Yunnan Investment Holdings for the later to develop Siem Reap New International Airport. Land clearance are currently underway with construction scheduled to commence in 2018.

16-Aug-2017. Yunnan Investment Holdings plans to commence constructing Siem Reap New International Airport in 2018. The airport will be constructed in three phases over a three year period.

Feb-2017. Cambodia State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) received the full proposal for Siem Reap New International Airport development project from awarded contractor Yunnan Investment Holdings Ltd. Provincial governor Kim Bunsong said the new infrastructure will have capacity for 10 million passengers p/a but development cost remains unconfirmed. Construction are scheduled to commence in late 2017 or early 2018 and is expected to last up to five years. 

Dec-2016. Cambodia government decided to reassign a USD88 million contract to develop a new international airport 50km outside of Siem Reap from Cambodia Airports to Yunnan Investment Holdings Ltd (YIHL). The government is required to compensate Cambodia Airports for ending its concession prematurely. A committee was formed, headed by Cambodia Senior Minister Yim Nola, to negotiate with Cambodia Airports the terms and value for compensation which will be paid by YIHL, "though it will not be disbursed until the new airport starts operations." The new airport is expected to replace the existing Siem Reap Airport for fear aircraft noise may affect Angkor Wat and other neighbouring Bayon temples.

Aug-2016. Cambodia Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol stated the government is seeking Chinese investment to construct a new airport and an expressway. The Minister said, “We proposed the Chinese side to support the construction of a new airport in Siem Reap province”. He further noted, “We asked China to provide concessional loans to Cambodia for the rehabilitation of existing railways and for the study and development of new railroads from Poipet City to Siem Reap province and from Siem Reap province to Phnom Penh capital”.

Mar-2011. Cambodia's New Siem Reap International Airport Co – led by two Korean firms Lees A&A and its financial partner Cambodia Airport Co – is working on a project for the construction of a new international airport 40km east of Angkor Wat, at a cost of USD500 million. The airport will have one runway and a terminal on a site as large as 5sqkm, and the ability to handle 3 million passengers p/a. The new airport is expected to commence operation in late-2015 when the adjacent old airport will be closed.

Sep-2010. Council for the Development of Cambodia has approved plans for the construction of a new USD1 billion international airport in Siem Reap. The project still awaits final approval from Prime Minister, Hun Sen. The USD1 billion investment will come from NSIA Company, a joint venture owned by Camco Airport Company and Lees A&A Company.

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