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SilkAir adds flight to Phnom Penh schedule

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SilkAir will operate three weekly flights between Phnom Penh and Singapore – on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. SILKAIR

SilkAir adds flight to Phnom Penh schedule

Silkair (Singapore) Pte Ltd is increasing its flight frequency between Phnom Penh and Singapore with a third weekly flight on Saturdays, according to Cambodia Airports’ Facebook page.

The other flights offered are on Tuesdays and Sundays, with an estimated Phnom Penh arrival time at 5:35pm and departure to Singapore one hour later.

Cambodia Airports communications and public relations director Khek Norinda told The Post on Thursday that Shanghai, China-based low-cost carrier Spring Airlines Co Ltd is also scheduled to add a second route to Nanjing, the capital of China’s eastern Jiangsu province.

He noted that the airline already operates a route between Phnom Penh and Shanghai.

“SilkAir contributes in feeding traffic from regional and secondary airports [like Cambodia’s] to Singapore’s airport hub and the global network of Singapore Airlines [Ltd], an affiliated company of SilkAir,” Norinda said.

He noted that Korean Air Co Ltd and Asiana Airlines Inc operate four weekly flights between Phnom Penh and Seoul, while Eva Air Corp operates four weekly flights between Phnom Penh and Taipei.

This is the most frequently that airlines currently operate the same route to and from Cambodia, he said, adding that the routes mostly serve connections.

Cambodia Association of Travel Agents (Cata) president Chhay Sivlin said the aviation sector in the Kingdom still faces Covid-19 turbulence.

She said: “The increase in flight frequency is likely to be a result of high demand, which bodes well for Cambodia. However, travellers at this time are not tourists, but mostly businesspeople.”

Norinda added that the volume of passengers at the country’s three airports dropped by more than 78 per cent in the first 10 months of this year.

There are currently 17 airlines operating from the Kingdom’s international airports.

Cambodia Airports is the developer and operator of the Kingdom’s three international airports.

Singapore Airlines is Singapore’s flag carrier airline and its hub is Singapore Changi Airport. It describes SilkAir as a “wholly-owned subsidiary” and a “regional wing [that] flies to more than 40 destinations across Asia and the Pacific”.

The Kingdom welcomed 1,247,680 international visitors in the first nine months of this year, down 74.1 per cent year-on-year from 4,814,306, the Ministry of Tourism reported.

Siem Reap province’s world-famous Angkor Archaeological Park welcomed 396,241 international visitors in the first nine months of this year, raking in $18.4 million, according to data from Angkor Enterprise, the state-owned institution in charge of Angkor income management.

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