Malaysia-based low cost carrier AirAsia officially launched its first direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Sihanoukville International Airport yesterday to cater to the increasing number of tourists keen to visit Cambodia’s coastal areas and enjoy its beaches. The inaugural AirAsia flight, with 180 passengers onboard, landed at 1:00 PM and returned back to Kuala Lumpur 40 minutes later, according to a Cambodia Airports press release.
AirAsia’s four times weekly flights from Kuala Lumpur to
Sihanoukville is its third route into Cambodia, with the airline flying
daily to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Spencer Lee, commercial head
at AirAsia, said that with the expansion of the airline’s services to
Cambodia, AirAsia has become one of the key players in the kingdom’s
“We are thrilled that our first flight to Sihanoukville marked a
milestone with a successful full flight for our 50th unique route. As a
truly Asean airline, it is our commitment to drive tourism efforts to
all countries that we operate in – especially within the region,” said
Mr Lee. “This coastal city in Cambodia presents great potential and dynamic opportunities in terms of tourism, trade and economy. We are happy to be a part of this journey to develop Sihanoukville further,” he added.
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