Cambodia and South Korea have agreed to liberalize air flights between the two countries
in time for the Cambodian-Korean Angkor-Gyeongju World Culture EXPO to be held in
Siem Reap from November to January 2007.
The agreement was made in a meeting between the two governments on September 5-6
in Phnom Penh.
From October 30 there will be 28 South Korean flights to and from Siem Reap and Phnom
Penh - up from four now - with Korean Air beginning flights.
Until now many Korean travelers visiting Angkor Wat have had to transfer in Vietnam
or Thailand. Deputy Prime Minister Sok An said 200,000 South Koreans visited Cambodia
in 2005 with an expected further increase in 2006.