Two airline companies, Singapore Airlines and Lanmei Airlines, are scheduled to reopen their flights to Siem Reap province from Dec. 17 onward.
This was revealed by Ngov Sengkak, Director of Siem Reap Provincial Tourism Department, adding that the flight reopening followed the Royal Government of Cambodia’s welcome to fully COVID-19 vaccinated tourists to the Kingdom.
This is a good news for tour operators in Siem Reap who may consider starting to resume their business activities after being affected by COVID-19 in past two years, continued the director.
According to Sengkak, Singapore Airlines will operate daily flights from Siem Reap to Singapore and vice versa.
Lanmei Airlines, he added, will operate its flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, Siem Reap to Bangkok and Bangkok to Siem Reap twice a week.
Cambodia Airports said it expects a gradual, steady recovery in passenger demand and the number of flights even after the government scrapped quarantine for fully-vaccinated passengers.
Cambodia’s tourism industry is anticipating the return of travellers by the end of this year with a focus on traditional regional markets, particularly those from China, South Korea, Japan, Thailand and Singapore, according to Alain Brun, the chief executive officer of Cambodia Airports.
China too has committed to facilitate resumption of flights and easing of travel restrictions in place in its “Zero Covid” policy.
Many hoteliers and travel agents are eagerly awaiting the return of China flights to kick start the economy, along with those from South Korea and other Asean countries as flights slowly resume.
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