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Emirates to launch daily flights to Phnom Penh in Cambodia

Emirates is adding Phnom Penh in Cambodia to its list of destination from July 1 2017. A daily service on a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to the Cambodian capital will first stop in Yangon and then continue on to Phnom Penh.

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 1, Emirates passengers traveling 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 8 million by 2020. The inauguration of the Phnom Penh Airport terminal extension in March last year will complement this growth, effectively doubling passenger capacity.

The new Dubai-Yangon-Phnom Penh route will also enable passengers from Yangon to travel to Phnom Penh and vice versa. Emirates will be the only airline with a direct service between these two cities.

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