Hong Kong Airlines to begin flights to Phnom Penh

11 Jan 2016 by Clement Huang

Hong Kong Airlines will begin offering direct flights to Phnom Penh from February 27.

The carrier will serve the Cambodian capital three times weekly, and deploy an all-economy class A320 on the route. This suggests that the new link between Hong Kong and Phnom Penh is targeted at leisure travellers.

Connectivity between the two destinations is currently very limited, with only Dragonair providing flights from Hong Kong to Phnom Penh. Hong Kong Airlines’ launch of this route will bring an end to Dragonair’s monopoly over what is an emerging market.  

Operating every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, flight HX721 will depart Hong Kong at 1400 and arrive in Phnom Penh at 1545. Following a short layover, the return service on flight HX722 will take off from Phnom Penh at 1720 and touch back down in Hong Kong at 2110.

Hong Kong Airlines flight attendants

“We are delighted to add Phnom Penh to our expanding network in Asia,” said Li Dianchun, commercial director of Hong Kong Airlines. “With the booming economic growth in Cambodia, the new direct flight service to Phnom Penh will connect passengers from around the world into the burgeoning country, and at the same time, offer more choices and increased convenience to Cambodians travelling out of their country and connecting to our network in mainland China, further promoting the tourism and business ties between Hong Kong and Cambodia.”

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Clement Huang

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