Cambodia national carrier Cambodia Angkor Air will launch on October 25 a new daily service from Phnom Penh to Vientiane and further to Hanoi. The airline received traffic rights to the three served segments as all Mekong carriers benefit from open sky as well as fifth/six freedom traffic rights within the Mekong region ( Thailand excepted).
The flight will depart Phnom Penh at 10:45 am for a landing at 12:15pm in Vientiane. It then will continue to Hanoi, leaving the Laotian capital at 12:50 pm to land in the capital of Vietnam at 1:55 pm. Departure from Hanoi is fixed at 3:25 pm for a landing in Vientiane at 4:35 pm and an arrival in Phnom Penh around 6:45 pm.
The aircraft will again take to the air an hour later to offer a new frequency from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City. The aircraft being used on the route will be an Airbus A321. CAA will then fly three times a day between the Cambodian capital and South Vietnam metropolis.
Cambodia Angkor Air has recently added the new ATR72-500 aircraft to its fleet, integrating a Deluxe Economy Class. The new service was launched in August and provide to passengers increased comfort with more luxurious seats, the access to a lounge and priority at check in and in boarding areas. The service is also available on domestic routes.