PHNOM PENH, 29 August 2017: Lanmei Airlines, the latest Chinese airline venture in Cambodia, is expected to start its first services 15 September.
Home-based in the Cambodian capital, the Chinese-owned airline applied for an operating licence last January.
AirlineRoute indicated the airline has now filed a preliminary schedule with both GDS and OAG Schedules Analyser, a strong indicator that the airline is ready to fly.
It is due to launch its first service from Phnom Penh to Hanoi in Vietnam, 15 September, scheduling four flights weekly, using an Airbus A320. The flight LQ666 will depart Phnom Penh at 0715 and arrive in Hanoi at 0900.
A Phnom Penh – Siem Reap – Ho Chi Minh City service is due to start on the same day scheduling three weekly flights. LQ660 will depart Phnom Penh 1245, stop in Siem Reap at 1335 and arrive in Ho Chi Minh City at 1600. Flights will depart Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
A Phnom Penh – Siem Reap – Macau – Phnom Penh will launch 16 September with three flights weekly. LQ806 will departd Phnom Penh at 1200, stops in Siem Reap at 1250 and arrive in Macau at 1710. Flights will depart Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Lanmei Airlines (Cambodia) was founded in Phnom Penh in 2016. The name short for Lancang-Mekong River. The Mekong River is called Lancang in China, but on its journey to the sea passing through Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam it is known as the Mekong.
According to the airline’s website its distinctive logo represents a “peacock spreading its tail. The six feather of the wings-like logo represents the six Greater Mekong River countries that are touched by the Mekong River.
(Source: Routesonline, images by Lanmei Airlines.)