Japan Airlines (JAL) began flying a new route linking three Japanese cities with
Siem Reap on November 20 using Boeing 767s. Initially the company aims to operate
three monthly charter flights between Siem Reap and Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka. JAL
becomes the sixteenth carrier to service Siem Reap International Airport, where passenger
traffic at the airport is already up 21 percent this year from 2006. The airport
itself is evolving to meet the demands with a major expansion of its international
boarding lounge and the runway apron with new parking slots for aircraft.