Emirates enters Cambodia with Phnom Penh route

Emirates enters Cambodia with Phnom Penh route

Emirates has expanded its presence in south-east Asia with the launch of a new daily linked service from Dubai to Phnom Penh in Cambodia, via Yangon in Myanmar.

This new service, operated with a Boeing 777 aircraft, broadens the airline’s network in south-east Asia to 13 cities in eight countries and offers more choices and convenience to passengers travelling between Phnom Penh to Dubai and beyond.

It also marks the first time since 2014 that Phnom Penh and Yangon were connected by a direct air link, serving increasing demand for travel between the two fast-developing cities

Phnom Penh, the first destination within Cambodia to be served by Emirates, is one of the fastest growing economies in south-east Asia.

As the country’s largest city and the most important commercial centre, Phnom Penh contributes largely to the country’s economic growth.

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Gateway to the world famous Angkor Wat temple complex, Cambodia offers visitors a rare glimpse of ancient Asia, and has witnessed a significant increase in foreign tourist arrivals.

Badr Abbas, Emirates senior vice president, commercial operations Far East, was on board the inaugural flight with a number of senior executives of the airline.

Flights to Phnom Penh will depart daily from Dubai International Airport at 09:15 local time, arriving in Yangon at 17:25.

It will then depart Yangon at 18:55, before arriving at Phnom Penh International Airport 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 Yangon at 00:40.

It will then set off to Dubai‎ at 02:10, arriving at 05:40.

All times are local.