AirAsia is adding Sihanoukville in Cambodia to its route network, with a four time weekly direct flight from Kuala Lumpur set to launch in August.
Marking as AirAsia’s third route into Cambodia, the new departure will be operated exclusively by AirAsia (flight code AK) and will offer guests an unrivalled experience of the country’s best known seaside destination.
Spencer Lee, head of commercial for AirAsia Berhad, said: “Sihanoukville is an exciting destination with many untouched gems that have yet to be discovered.
“As the leading and Malaysia’s first carrier to operate this unique route, we want to continue to head the market by uncovering hidden Asean treasures like this Cambodian city to the world.
“Our footprint in Cambodia to date would not be possible without the help from local parties and we would like to thank the Cambodian airport authorities for their tremendous support.
“With this strong backing, we look forward to growing this destination and at the same time connect the people of Sihanoukville across Asean and beyond with our extensive network.”
He added: “We aim to develop Sihanoukville to become a tourist hotspot like how AirAsia has introduced unique destinations such as Luang Prabang, Banda Aceh and Bhubaneswar among others and we believe this route introduction will be the first vital step to unlock more travel options for visitors into the coastal city.”
AirAsia also connects Kuala Lumpur directly to capital city of Phnom Penh with 14 times weekly flights as well as Siem Reap with 14 times weekly flights.
Located in the south-west of Cambodia at the Gulf of Thailand, Sihanoukville is the country’s fourth-largest city named in honour of its former king, Norodom Sihanouk.
The destination is one of the greatest cities to explore when in Cambodia for its untouched beaches and natural beauty.