Hong Kong Airlines to Begin Flying to Capital

Starting next month, Hong Kong Airlines will launch direct flight service between Phnom Penh and Hong Kong, the company announced Friday. An all-economy-class service on an Airbus A320 running three times a week will begin on February 27.

“We are delighted to add Phnom Penh to our expanding networking in Asia,” said Li Dianchun, commercial director of Hong Kong Airlines, in a statement.

“The new direct flight service to Phnom Penh…will offer more choices and increased convenience to Cambodians travelling out of their country and connecting to our network in Mainland China,” he added.

Sinn Chanserey Vutha, deputy director-general at the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation, welcomed the addition of another airline flying a popular direct route now dominated by Hong Kong-based Dragonair, a subsidiary of Cathay Pacific.

“Hong Kong Airlines would be the third Hong Kong to Cambodia service, adding to Dragonair and Hong Kong Express, which only shuttles between Hong Kong and Siem Reap,” Mr. Chanserey Vutha said.

“Dragonair flights were expensive and flights were almost full, so a new competitor is good for this route.”

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