Phnom Penh in Cambodia will be the latest destination that Emirates plans to serve from July 1. The carrier will put into service a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a two class configuration. The flight will make a stop-over in Yangon, Myanmar.
For the first time, Phnom Penh will not only be linked to Dubai but also to Yangon. Emirates is likely to be for a while the only operator on that route which opens another important connection within the Greater Mekong Sub-region.
The Emirates flight will be the second direct flight to the Gulf area. Back to February 2013, Qatar Airways launched also a direct flight between Doha and Phnom Penh via Ho Chi Minh City.
Outbound, flight EK388 will Depart Dubai at 0915hrs, and will arrive in Yangon at 1725hrs. It will then depart Yangon at 1855hrs, before arriving at Phnom Penh at 2125hrs. The departure time of flight EK388 from Dubai seamlessly connects with a number of European services such as Paris, London, and Frankfurt. On the return segment, flight EK389 will depart Phnom Penh at 2310hrs, and will arrive in Dubai at 0540hrs the next day, after a short stop in Yangon. All times are local.
All services between Dubai and Phnom Penh will offer two classes of travel – Business and Economy, with generous free baggage allowance (up to 35kg in Economy Class and 40kg in Business Class). Passengers on Emirates flights can also look forward to the award-winning inflight entertainment, ice, with more than 2,500 channels and free Wi-Fi, which is available on select Emirates aircraft.
In parallel to the launch of daily services from Dubai to Phnom Penh, the Dubai national carrier is also introducing for the first time a non-stop service between Dubai and Hanoi. From July 1, Emirates passengers travelling to Hanoi will effectively no longer stop in Yangon before reaching the Vietnamese capital.
Phnom Penh is one of Cambodia top tourism destinations with Siem Reap and the Cambodian coast. The airport was recently expanded with a capacity for five million passengers. Last year, Phnom Penh welcomed 3.39 million passengers.