Cambodia Angkor Air announces Phnom Penh – New Delhi direct flights

Cambodia Angkor Air Co. Ltd, the National Flag Carrier of Cambodia has announced the commencement of direct flights between Cambodia’s vibrant capital, Phnom Penh, and the bustling metropolis of New Delhi, India. Set to take flight four times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday), this groundbreaking service marks the first-ever direct connection between these two nations, heralding a new era of seamless air travel.

Cambodia Angkor Air’s historic launch of direct flights, during the  “Cambodia-India Cultural Tourism Year” of 2024, signifies a profound step towards enhancing economic, cultural and tourist exchange between the two countries.

“It’s my honor in deepening the traditional friendship between India and Cambodia through our historic direct service. We commit to warmly show ‘Khmer Smile’, providing safe and comfortable journeys; with plans to open new routes connecting Siem Reap to Delhi and Phnom Penh to other cities in India soon,” says Dr. David Yuhong Zhan, Director of Cambodia Tourism Board (CTB), Vice Chairman and CEO of Cambodia Angkor Air. He also added “This new route not only meets the growing demand for direct connectivity between Cambodia and India, but also reinforces our dedication to providing passengers with unparalleled service, comfort, and convenience.”

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During the roadshow, Kuong Koy, Cambodia Ambassador to India underscored how direct flights facilitate Indian entrepreneurs to invest in vibrant Cambodia, while Seila Hul, Under Secretary of State of Cambodia, Ministry of Tourism, extended the warmest invitation to Indian tourists. Furthermore, nearly two hundred representatives from both countries’ tourism and civil aviation, as well as media outlets, participated in the event, exploring various collaboration opportunities.

As a tribute to the inaugural flight, Cambodia Angkor Air will offer special promotional fare for travellers booking tickets on this route to experience the best of Cambodian and Indian hospitality. 

Chhay Sivlin, President, Cambodia Tourism Association (CATA) said, “We are expecting many more Indians to explore Cambodia with the beginning of these direct flights. Travel agents in Cambodia are coming up with various packages so that Indian travellers can experience diverse tourism experiences of Cambodia.”

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