Emirates to link Phnom Penh and Bangkok with daily service from Dubai

posted on 13th February 2019 by Justin Burns
Emirates to link Phnom Penh and Bangkok with daily service from Dubai

Emirates will link Phnom Penh (PNH) and Bangkok (BKK) with its new Boeing 777 daily route set to launch on 1 June, 2019.

The carrier has been serving Cambodia with its flights to Phnom Penh since July 2017, carrying over 100,000 passengers on the route to date.

The new service between Dubai and Phnom Penh, via Bangkok, will also complement Emirates’ five direct daily services between Dubai and Bangkok.

As Cambodia’s largest and most rapidly developing city, Phnom Penh contributes significantly to the country’s economic growth and continues to witness a significant increase in foreign tourist arrivals.

Emirates’ divisional senior vice president for strategic planning, revenue optimisation & aeropolitical affairs, Adnan Kazim said: “We are pleased to enhance our services to these popular Southeast Asian destinations and offer more choices for travellers in Cambodia and Thailand.

“Passengers will not only be linked directly through our daily service, but will also have access to a host of domestic and regional routes from the two countries via Emirates’ codeshare partners Bangkok Airways, Jetstar Pacific and Jetstar Asia.”

Phnom Penh is Cambodia’s economic centre and has continued to witness an economic boom with double-digit economic growth rates in recent years.

Home to a population of 1.5 million, the city welcomed through Phnom Penh International Airport more than 1.4 million international tourists in 2017, up 21 per cent from the previous year.

Trade links between the UAE, Cambodia and Thailand will also be supported with daily Emirates cargo services on the same route.

Emirates SkyCargo began its operations Cambodia in April 2016 and has transported over 5,000 tonnes of cargo exports in the last two years.

Cambodia’s major exports include garments, sportswear and shoes and exports have seen double-digit growth year on year and Emirates is committed to supporting this growth in trade with its efficient air transport services and bespoke air cargo products.