AirAsia launches its new route at Sihanoukville airport. Photo supplied
AirAsia launches its new route at Sihanoukville airport. Photo supplied

AirAsia launches flight from Kuala Lumpur to Sihanoukville

Budget carrier AirAsia launched its inaugural flight from Kuala Lumpur to Sihanoukville yesterday. The scheduled service, which operates four times a week, is expected to help spur tourism to the Kingdom’s southern coast beaches, according to Spencer Lee, head of commercial for Malaysia-based AirAsia Berhad.

“This coastal city in Cambodia presents great potential and dynamic opportunities in terms of tourism, trade and economy which we are happy to be a part of this journey to develop Sihanoukville further,” he said in a press release.

Éric Delobel, CEO of Cambodia Airports, the company that operates the Kingdom’s three international airports, said the growth of visitors to Sihanoukville was a key driver for the expansion of its facilities, which will see a new terminal and enlarged runway capacity completed next year.