Air China to start Phnom Penh flights from January – Khmer Times

air-china-to-start-phnom-penh-flights-from-january-khmer-times Air China to start Phnom Penh flights from January - Khmer Times

After a two-month delay, Air China is set to start direct flights between Beijing and Phnom Penh in January, airport officials said.

The Chinese national flag carrier will operate three flights between both cities every week, Cambodia Airports communications and public relations director Kek Norinda said.

“The company will start direct flight operation from Beijing to Cambodia earlier on January 7. I can confirm that,” Mr Norinda said. The number of flights every week may be increased based on demand, he added.

The State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) .

Air China announced plans for Beijing-Phnom Penh flights in August using Airbus A320 aircraft.

, there is no direct air link between both nations’ capitals yet.

Last year, Air China suspended its Beijing-Siem Reap route after it had been in operation for nearly a year, citing weak demand.

Over 1.2 million Chinese nationals visited the Kingdom in 2017, , according to the Ministry of Tourism.

On Tuesday, , India, and Russia.

Currently, , South Korea, and Japan, as well as links to air travel hubs Qatar and Dubai, Mr Delobel said.

, an increase of 11.8 percent.

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