Thai AirAsia connects Phuket direct to Phnom Penh

Low-cost carrier Thai AirAsia has announced direct flights between Phuket and the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh.

The new route comes as part of the airline’s ongoing establishment of a network across Asia and its push into the Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) market.

The new route starts June 1 and will be available four times a week.

Thai AirAsia operates nine international routes out of Phuket – to Siem Reap, Wuhan, Kunming, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Now direct to Phnom Penh.

Thai AirAsia CEO Santisuk Klongchaiya says the airline wants to build a strong network of destinations.

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“Phuket is a very important strategic flight base for Air-Asia that has grown steadily along with the addition of direct flights to CLMV cities such as Siem Reap,” he said.

He says the new route should well serve tourists as well as members of the business community in both countries.

Cambodia will soon have direct air links with all ASEAN member states apart from Brunei this year, after Philippine Airlines launched a new route connecting Manila with Phnom Penh.

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