AirAsia Malaysia (flight code AK) is set to resume flights between Kuala Lumpur and Phnom Penh, Cambodia, beginning January 26, 2022.
The announcement follows Cambodia’s recent announcement welcoming fully vaccinated visitors from any country without quarantine requirements upon arrival and requiring only a rapid test to leave for their destination when cleared as negative.
AirAsia will operate two return flights a week, every Wednesday and Sunday. More routes will be added and frequencies increased as travel demand grows in tandem with the reopening of more leisure destinations in the near future, subject to approval from the authorities.
New destinations on AirAsia’s radar are resumption of flights to Siem Reap an Sihanoukville while they are reported to be looking at Koh Kong’s Dara Sakor airport although new talks have been held to date.
Flight reservations are open and passengers can book their flights to Phnom Penh from just RM194 ($47) for a one way travel between January 26, 2022 to March 23, 2022 through the ‘Flights’ icon on the airasia Super App.
According to Marketscreener.com, passengers can secure great value flights+hotel deals of up to 30% off through the ‘SNAP’ icon on the Super App.
In conjunction with AirAsia’s 20th anniversary celebrations, guests can also book their hotels separately under the “Hotels” icon with savings up to 20% using the promo code HAPPY20 from now until 20 December 2021.
Fully vaccinated travelers from Malaysia who wish to travel to Cambodia must meet the requirements set by the Cambodian Government prior to purchasing their flights and upon arrival.
Riad Asmat, CEO AirAsia Malaysia said: “After Thailand and Singapore, we are excited to announce Cambodia as the third country for international quarantine-free travel that we are resuming operations to. We are fully ready to welcome the resumption of flights to Phnom Penh which has been a very popular leisure destination for AirAsia in the past. We have already witnessed an overwhelming response for guests traveling to Singapore via the VTL and to Thailand over recent times, and we expect a similar rebound in Cambodia and in other markets for international leisure travel as restrictions continue to ease.
“AirAsia is proud to support this initiative by the Cambodian government and we look forward to launching more flights to the country soon. From an operational standpoint, we have prepared extensively to ensure all of our guests can travel safely, seamlessly and with peace of mind.”
“AirAsia passengers are assured of the stringent health and safety protocols enforced on all of our flights with our highly trained and fully vaccinated crew continuing to deliver the world’s best service during the pandemic.”
Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism, said, “On behalf of the Ministry of Tourism of the Kingdom of Cambodia, I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to AirAsia for reconnecting and encouraging people to come to Cambodia. Under the strong leadership of Prime Minister Hun Sen, more than 90% of our 16 million population are fully vaccinated which ranks Cambodia fifth in the world, supported by the recent announcement of booster shots and inoculation for children aged five years.
All international tourists and travelers are required to have a negative COVID-19 PCR Test taken within 72 hours of travel and proof of being fully vaccinated that is legitimate and acknowledged from the original respective country. Upon arrival all international tourists and travelers will need to conduct the COVID-19 diagnostic Rapid Test (free of charge) and if the result is negative, they are free to travel anywhere in Cambodia.
“We are looking forward to welcoming all fully vaccinated international tourists and travelers to the Kingdom of Wonder – Feel the Warmth – Safe and Clean.” Khmer Times/Marketscreener.com
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