Air Asia to start flights to Sihanoukville

Budget carrier AirAsia has started selling tickets for a new route linking Kuala Lumpur to Sihanoukville, with the first flights to take off in August 2017. Flights between the Malaysian capital and the Cambodian coastal town will run four times a week using Airbus 320s.

The first flight is scheduled for 9 August. AirAsia currently operates daily direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, while its Thai subsidiary operates flights from Bangkok to the Cambodian capital. Sihanouk International Airport currently only handles direct flights to and from Siem Reap, with seasonal scheduled international service connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Macau, however passenger traffic grew 118% last year to 94,630, and renovation is currently underway to increase the airport’s capacity.