Cambodian Airways to open direct flight between Phnom Penh and central Taiwan

Taichung Intl. Airport will offer direct flights to Cambodia on Wednesday and Sundays starting Nov. 21

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Image from Cambodia Airways

Image from Cambodia Airways

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Airports in Taiwan continue to expand international flight options in the region. This week, Taichung International Airport is about to introduce its first direct flight to Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, Cambodian Airways will begin operating the flight route from Taichung to the Cambodian capital. Just a month earlier in October, Cambodian Airlines also began operating a Taipei-Siam Reap flight.

The new Taichung-Phnom Penh route will fly every Wednesday and Sunday on an Airbus A319, providing approximately 150 seats for passengers.

In line with the government’s Southbound Policy of strengthening relations between Taiwan and partner nations of Southeast Asia, the new Taichung-Phnom Penh route is expected to bring approximately 20,000 visitors from Cambodia to Taiwan in its first year of operation, reports Liberty Times.

In addition to cross-strait international routes, this will mark the 10th international flight out of Taichung’s local airport. The Cambodian Airways route is also the fifth new route added in the last two years, following flight offerings to Vietnam and Thailand.

The report at Liberty Times quotes a Cambodian Airways statement which says that the company is also planning to establish a Kaohsiung-Phnom Penh route in the near future to further increase connectivity between Taiwan and Cambodia.