Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Air China plans for Beijing-PP direct flight

Air China plans for Beijing-PP direct flight

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Air China plans for Beijing-PP direct flight. China Daily/ANN

Air China plans for Beijing-PP direct flight

Air China has announced plans for a new direct flight linking Phnom Penh and Beijing, a statement on the Facebook page of the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation said.

The new route was confirmed during a meeting between representatives of the airline and aviation officials on Tuesday. The inaugural flight is set to take off sometime in early November.

Air China says it plans to run three flights a week between the two countries’ capitals using an Airbus A320 aircraft.

However, State Secretariat of Civil Aviation spokesman Sin Chan Sereivutha told The Post on Tuesday that the company hadn’t yet applied for a flight permit. “This is the first flight for Air China to Cambodia,” he said.

The announcement comes amid the strong growth of Chinese visitors to Cambodia in the first half of this year.

Over 930,000 Chinese tourists arrived during the period – representing 31 per cent of total visitors. There were 380,000 Vietnamese visitors during the same period, according to data from the Ministry of Tourism.

MOST VIEWED

  • Would you like fries with that? US burger chain makes Phnom Penh debut

    California-based The Habit Burger Grill restaurant chain is all set to serve up a delicious array of charbroiled burgers and sides at its newest international location in the centre of Phnom Penh. The Habit is “renowned for its award-winning Charburgers grilled over an open flame,

  • Phnom Penh underpass opens to ease traffic

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced a temporary opening of the 488m underpass at the Chaom Chao roundabout in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district, which was recently completed to connect traffic from National Road 4 to Russian Federation Blvd. The move is to reduce

  • Banteay Meanchey flood victims receive aid

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday provided aid to more than 10,000 families affected by flooding in Banteay Meanchey province’s Mongkol Borei district and offered his condolences to the 18 victims who drowned in the province over the past week. He said flooding had occured in

  • PM urges caution as Polish man tests positive for Covid

    The Ministry of Health on Wednesday reported that a 47-year-old Polish man tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving in Cambodia on Monday. There are a total of six Covid-19 patients currently in the country, all of whom are being treated at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital

  • Serving coffee with a side of robots

    The eye-catching glass building surrounded by greenery at the intersection of Streets 371 and 2002 in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district is more than just another coffee shop where you can while away a few hours. UrHobby House cafe is filled with robots and characters from

  • Show evidence of Chinese military base, critics told

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday said he had had enough of certain countries and opposition groups claiming Cambodia had allowed China to base its military in Cambodia and dared critics to show clear evidence. Hun Sen made the remarks while presiding over a groudbreaking