Lanmei sells USD 50 fare to Singapore

PHNOM PENH, 16 March 2018: Lanmei Airlines has confirmed it will start flying from the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh to Singapore this April.

According to the airline’s website the new flight will launch 21 April departing at 0835 from Phnom Penh.  The return flight will depart Singapore at 1140.

Using an Airbus A319, the flight will operate six days a week except for Saturday.

The airline is offering a launch discount fare of USD 50 roundtrip (excluding taxes) bookable by 27 April for the travel period 22 April to 27 October. The one-way fare is USD 35.

A check of the website for a flight in May offered a USD 82 fare one-way as the best offer.

A Chinese-owned airline established in 2016, it commenced its first commercial flight in September last year.

It now flies to Bangkok, Hong Kong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Macau. Out of its Phnom Penh base it also serves Siem Reap and from there flies to Sihanoukville.

On the Singapore route it will face stiff competition from JC International Airlines that launched a service from Phnom Penh to Singapore last January.  They will both have to better fares offered by Jetstar and SilkAir and convince passengers they are reliable and committed to the route longterm.

Lanmei Airlines’ website lacks information on schedules, the route network and has very little background or news on its product. Even its urgent must read announcements at the top of the homepage are out-dated. Not a very reassuring website for an airline that needs to build customer confidence and support.