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Emirates to link Phnom Penh, Bangkok with new daily service

Dubai airline announces plan to link Cambodian, Thai cities with new flight fro June 1

Emirates to link Phnom Penh, Bangkok with new daily service
The new service will be operated with an Emirates Boeing 777 aircraft.

Emirates Airways will link Phnom Penh and Bangkok with a new daily service set to launch on June 1.

The service from Dubai to Phnom Penh, via Bangkok, will provide passengers travelling between the capital cities of Cambodia and Thailand with more flight options.

The new service will be operated with an Emirates Boeing 777 aircraft. Flights to Phnom Penh will depart daily from Dubai International Airport at 8.45 local time, as EK370, and arrive in Bangkok at 18:15.

The same flight will then depart Bangkok at 20:00, before arriving at Phnom Penh International Airport at 21:25.

On the return segment, flight EK371 will depart Phnom Penh at 23:20, and will arrive in Bangkok at 00:40, the following day. It will then set off to Dubai? at 02:25, arriving at 05:35.

"We are pleased to enhance our services to these popular Southeast Asian destinations and offer more choices for travellers in Cambodia and Thailand," said Adnan Kazim, Emirates' divisional senior vice president, Strategic Planning, Revenue Optimisation and Aeropolitical Affairs.

Emirates has been serving Cambodia with its flights to Phnom Penh since July 2017, carrying over 100,000 passengers on the route to date.

As Cambodia’s largest and most rapidly developing city, Phnom Penh contributes significantly to the country’s economic growth and continues to witness a significant increase in foreign tourist arrivals.

Trade links between the UAE, Cambodia and Thailand will also be supported with daily Emirates cargo services on the same route.

Phnom Penh is Cambodia's economic centre and has continued to witness an economic boom with double-digit economic growth rates in recent years.

The destination is vital to the country’s tourism industry, receiving 25 percent of the 5.6 million international tourist arrivals to Cambodia in 2017. In the same year, more than 2.1 million tourists visited Cambodia from Southeast Asian countries, including Thailand.

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