Siem Reap tourism

Siem Reap Welcomes First International Flight

Singapore Airlines landed in Siem Reap on Friday, marking the start of the return of tourism to the country.
Traditional dancers welcome first international passengers in Siem Reap on December 17, 2021. Picture: Cambodia Aiports
Traditional dancers welcome first international passengers in Siem Reap on December 17, 2021. Picture: Cambodia Aiports

Siem Reap welcomed its first flight since March 2020 when Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) landed on Friday, marking hope for Temple Town.

The relaunch of the service will help rebuild air traffic between the two countries following the challenges that emerged from the pandemic, said Cambodia Airports in a statement.

International passengers arrive at Siem Reap International Airport on December 17, 2021. Picture: Cambodia Airports
International passengers arrive at Siem Reap International Airport on December 17, 2021. Picture: Cambodia Airports

As of today, SIA will operate daily flights between Siem Reap and Singapore on a Boeing 737-8. This features the airline’s all-new narrow-body cabin products.

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Singapore Airlines will also operate Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights four times weekly from Siem Reap to Singapore. These flights will offer quarantine-free entry into Singapore for eligible travellers.

The designated VTL flight is SQ163 and will operate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. All other flights between Siem Reap and Singapore are non-VTL flights.

“The re-introduction of international services between Singapore and Siem Reap is great news for our customers, who can resume travel between the cities and connect to other destinations in our network,” Alain Brun, CEO of Cambodia Airports, the company that operates Cambodia’s three international airports.

“This new stage in relaunching international connectivity is a positive step forward for Cambodia. This opportunity would not have been possible had Cambodian authorities not opted for the reopening of the country to fully-vaccinated visitors.”