Friday, November 16, 2012

Myanmar Airways resume flights to Cambodia

Friday, 16 November 2012 14:48 THE BANGKOK POST
After a three-month suspension of services, on December 1 Myanmar Airways International (MAI) will resume regular flights between Yangon and Cambodia.

The airline started a twice-weekly flight to Siem Reap in late February but suspended the service due to low demand, according to Lav Heng, a sales agent for MAI in Cambodia and the Chairman of VLK Royal Tourism.

The Phnom Penh Post reported that MAI will have two return flights to Phnom Penh, every Wednesday and Saturday and two to Siem Reap, every Monday and Friday.

Lav Heng said the new services are in response to Cambodia’s increasing tourism numbers. Cambodia now has more direct flights from other countries, especially Europe, so people and tourists from the country can now easily fly to Myanmar.

The number of tourists from Myanmar to Cambodia rose by about 12 percent over the first eight months of 2012, compared with the same period last year.

However, its market share to Cambodia is very low at just 0.1 percent compared to other ASEAN countries.

This article first appeared in the Bangkok Post.

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