Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Bangkok-Siem Reap Direct Flights

Bangkok-Siem Reap Direct Flights

Thailand's Bangkok Airways began direct flights from Bangkok to the northern Cambodian

tourist town of Siem Reap on Jan 9.

Bangkok Airways is the first carrier to take advantage of Cambodia's new open skies

policy.

A Bangkok Airways spokesman in Phnom Penh said the carrier was providing four flights

weekly with an ATR-72 this month but expected to expand to daily service in February.

The first flight had 51 passengers, officials said.

Previously only the Cambodian flag carrier, Royal Air Cambodge, was permitted to

service domestic routes, with international carriers strictly limited to service

in the capital.

But last year, co-premier Hun Sen announced an open skies policy, clearing the way

for foreign airlines to serve Siem Reap, home to the fabled Angkor Wat temple complex.

- Reuters.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Explore the durian and rubber farms of Kampong Cham

Take a drive north of Kampong Cham, past the dirt roads and the dense greenery.

Kem Sokha talks politics, power and Hun Sen

Kem Sokha, leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, sat down with The Post’s Alex Willemyns and Mech Dara to discuss his supporters’ initial disappointment with this year’s

The final results from the National Election Committee for the June 4 commune elections show the Cambodian People’s Party taking 1,156 communes to

NEC officials tally votes during a recount last week in Phnom Penh.

Cambodia’s National Election Committee last week rejected 33 of 61 complaints filed over the conduct of June 4’s commune election, according to a s