Emirates adds Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to flight schedule

Emirates adds Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to flight schedule

Phnom Penh in Cambodia will be the latest destination Emirates will serve from July this year, with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a two class configuration.

The popularity of Cambodia as a destination for UK visitors has grown hugely in recent years.

Visitor numbers to Cambodia from the UK more than doubled between 2006 and 2015 and, significantly, rose between 2014 and 2015 by 16 per cent.

In 2015 there were 422 arrivals in to Cambodia from the UK each day, with 253 arriving through one of Cambodia Airports’ gateways, suggesting the popularity of Cambodia as a destination shows no signs of letting up.

Outbound, flight EK388 will Depart Dubai at 09:15, and will arrive in Yangon at 17:25.

It will then depart Yangon at 18:55, before arriving at Phnom Penh at 21:25.

The departure time of flight EK388 from Dubai seamlessly connects with a number of European services such as Paris, London, and Frankfurt. 

On the return segment, flight EK389 will depart Phnom Penh at 23:10, and will arrive in Dubai at 05:40 the next day, after a short stop in Yangon.

All times are local.

The launch of daily services from Dubai to Phnom Penh will coincide with the introduction of a direct, non-stop route between Dubai and Hanoi.

From July, Emirates passengers travelling to Hanoi will no longer stop in Yangon before reaching the Vietnamese capital.

Phnom Penh, located in the south-central region of Cambodia, is the most populous city in Cambodia and is a gateway to World Heritage Site Angkor Wat, near Siem Reap.

Recent growth and infrastructure development has led to Phnom Penh becoming a significant economic and tourism destination.

There were more than 4.7 million foreign tourist arrivals to Cambodia in 2015 and this is forecast to rise to eight million by 2020.

The inauguration of the Phnom Penh Airport terminal extension in March last year will complement this growth, effectively doubling passenger capacity.