In a welcome addition to the options available to tourists looking to explore the undeveloped coastline, fascinating history and stunning temples of Cambodia, Emirates have announced that they will soon be introducing a new direct service between Cambodia and Dubai.
Starting from summer 2017, the Dubai carrier will fly directly to Cambodia’s most popular and capital city, Phenom Penh.
The new route will operate on a daily schedule, beginning on 1st July 2017, and adds connectivity for both European and Middle Eastern travellers. Subject to government approval ahead of the first flight on July 1st, the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft will service the route.
The outbound flight EK388 will depart Dubai each day at 9.15am, arriving at Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, for a stopover at 5.25pm. The next flight of the day will depart the airport at 6.55pm, arriving in Phnom Penh at 9.25pm. This departure time enables passengers to connect from Emirates’ incoming flights from Europe. Flights from Paris, London, and Frankfurt all arrive in Dubai. The return journey EK389 will depart Phnom Penh at 11:10pm and arrive in Dubai at 5:40am with a short stop in Yangon.
This new Emirates route makes them the only airline to provide a direct, year-round service between Yangon and Phnom Penh. This will launch alongside the direct non-stop service between Dubai and Hanoi.
The announcement comes following big expansion works at the Phnom Penh airport last year which doubled the airport’s capacity and added infrastructure to enable it to run more arrivals and departures. Cambodia is becoming more popular with holidaymakers from abroad every single year: in 2015, Cambodia received 4.7 million visitors, and this is forecasted to grow to 8 million in 2020.