Siem Reap International Airport welcomed on September 1st Hong Kong Express, the second airline operating scheduled flights between Siem Reap and Hong Kong. The private carrier operates a daily service with an Airbus 320. For the inaugural flight, 166 passengers were on board the aircraft.
Hong Kong Express Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Cowen and the Consul General of the Royal Consulate of Cambodia to Hong Kong and Macau Phan Peuv joined the celebrations.
With the introduction of Hong Kong Express, Siem Reap International Airport steps up its connectivity to/from Hong Kong by offering daily flights from two different airlines, the other carrier being Dragonair.
Bruno Désveaux, General manager of Siem Reap International Airport, declared: “We are delighted to welcome Hong Kong Express, one of the fastest developing LCCs in the region. This is indeed a very opportune time to service Siem Reap, a destination that has recently been distinguished by Lonely Planet as the number 1 travel sight in the world and as the world’s number 2 best tourism place by TripAdvisor.”
Siem Reap International Airport broke the 3-million passenger mark last year and had reported a 13% growth for passenger traffic. To accommodate the steady increase, Cambodia Airports, launched in early 2014 an upgrading program to double the capacity of the platform to 5 million passengers. The terminal extensions are expected to be fully completed in March 2016.