More Flights to Serve Cambodia

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Phnom Penh Airport

Cambodia Airways launched a new route to Bangkok followed a day later by Philippine Airlines to Manila. Both airlines will be followed in June by Thai AirAsia , which just announced to launch a new route linking Phnom Penh to Phuket.

One of the nine airlines registered in Cambodia, China-backed carrier Cambodia Airways, is trying its luck by launching a daily Phnom Penh-Bangkok flight in a market already quite crowded as three to four airlines already link both cities.
Since April 1st, Cambodia Airways offers a connection in the evening on a daily basis, using a two-class Airbus A319 aircraft. The airline already announced last year its will to fly to all large cities in Southeast Asia, including Jakarta and Manila among others. Routes are also planned to China, Korea and Japan.
A day later, it was the turn of Philippine Airlines to start flying for the first time to Phnom Penh out of Manila NAIA. The flight lasts three hours and is served by a two-class Airbus A320. PAL is flying from Manila to Phnom Penh and return five times a week.

Low-cost carrier Thai AirAsia has announced direct flights between Phuket and the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. The new route is due to start on June 1 and will be served four times a week. TAA already serves Siem Reap out of Phuket.


The new route comes as part of the airline’s ongoing establishment of a network across Asia and its push into the Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) market, according to TAA CEO Santisuk Klongchaiya.Finally, Taiwan carrier Eva Air is also increasing capacity to Phnom Penh over the summer on Taipei Taoyuan – Phnom Penh route. The route is currently served with an Airbus A321 aircraft but between August and the end of October, the carrier will put in service an Airbus A330-200.