PHNOM PENH, 9 October 2019: Cambodia Angkor Air will launch a new service, 27 October, linking Phnom Penh and Danang, a coastal gateway city in central Vietnam.
The airline already flies from Siem Reap to Danang creating a direct flight between World Heritage towns in Vietnam’s central region ( Hue and Hoi An) and Siem Reap home of Cambodia’s World Heritage Angkor Historical Park.
There are around 112 flights a week connecting Cambodia and Vietnam.
According to a report in the Khmer Times, Monday, the Cambodia Association of Travel Agents president Chhay Sivlin noted more Vietnamese tourists are visiting Cambodia.
“The new flight will bring in more Vietnamese tourists and also foreign tourists who Danang,” she said.
In earlier reports, Tourism Minister Thong Khon urged airlines in Vietnam to increase flights to Cambodia, particularly to Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville a coast town.
He forecast that 1 million Vietnamese tourists would visit Cambodia in 2020.
Khmer Times reported that Cambodia and Vietnam have agreed to develop marine tourism starting with a new port in Kampot province due to open in 2021. It will be used for ferry services along the coast even to Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam.
According to the latest figures from the Ministry of Tourism, from January to July, Cambodia welcomed 1,154,786 visitors from ASEAN countries, a 5% increase year-on-year.