Flight Operations To Cambodia 


Flight Operations to Cambodia 

UAS Operations | - 07/28/2023
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Cambodia is a Southeast Asian country abundant in French Colonial architecture and is popular with tourists and backpackers. The capital, Phnom Penh is located on the banks of the Tonlé Sap, Mekong, and Bassac Rivers and is home to the ornate Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, the National Museum, and the magnificent art deco Central Market. In the country’s northwest are the ruins of Angkor Wat, a massive stone temple complex built during the ancient Khmer Empire. Cambodia’s recent history has been tumultuous having only seen an end to the tyrannical regime of the Khmer Rouge in 1979. Since then, the country has been making efforts to rebuild its economy and infrastructure. Since Cambodian authorities removed all measures restricting travel, air passengers have increased by almost 500% though remain 74% down on 2019 figures. Cambodia has only three major operating airports with commercial flights.  The operations of airports (VDPP, VDSR, and VDST) are overseen by the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation.  

Here is what operators need to know about flight operations to Cambodia. 

Entry airports   

Phnom Penh International Airport   

The busiest and largest airport in Cambodia, it is located 10 kilometers west of the capital, Phnom Penh.  

  • IATA: PNH 
  • Coordinates: 113248N 1045039E 
  • Elevation:  40 ft  
  • Fuel:  JET A1 
  • Operating hours: 2300-2000Z 

Siem Reap International Airport   

Serving Siem Reap, a popular tourist destination due to the nearby Angkor Wat temples.  

  • IATA: REP 
  • Coordinates: 132439N 1034844E 
  • Elevation:  59ft 
  • Fuel:  JET A1 
  • Operating hours: 2300-2000Z 

Operators’ note: 

Passengers are required to stay at least one night in VDSR as same-day entry and exit is usually not allowed. 

Sihanouk International Airport 

Located 20 kilometers east of Sihanoukville City, this is Cambodia’s third-largest international airport.  

  • ICAO: VDSV  
  • IATA: KOS 
  • Coordinates: 103429N 1033803E 
  • Elevation:  10ft 
  • Fuel:  JET A1 
  • Operating hours: 0000Z-1200Z 

Operational Information  

  • Slots are required and applications must be made through a licensed agent via email to the Airport Slot Committee   
  • Only a Landing Permit and Airport Slot are required for operation into VDSR, VDSV  
  • The lead time for landing permits is three days. Applications must be made through a licensed agent. For urgent requests, permits can be arranged in 24 hours  
  • Lead time for overflight permits is three days but for urgent requests they can be arranged within a few hours. Overflight permits can be obtained directly from the CAA or through a licensed agent  
  • Ground Handling Services, VIP Terminal Services, Aircraft Maintenance Services (provided by a local line maintenance company), and cargo handling are available at VDSR and VDPP 
  • Ground Handling Services, VIP Terminal Services are available at VDSV  
  • Parking is available 


  • Visas are required for visitors to Cambodia, and may be obtained on arrival  
  • E-visas are also available and take 5-10 minutes  
  • For visas on arrival, a blank page and passport validity of over six months are required 
  • For e-visas, apply online here (at least three days is required to get approval)  

Health requirements   

  • No PCR is required to enter   
  • Vaccination status is not checked at entry points   

For support with your flight operations to Cambodia, contact UAS