On 27 February Hong Kong Airlines flight HX 721, operated by a 174-seat A320 (registration B-LPN), arrived in Phnom Penh, marking the airline’s first foray into the Cambodian market. Passengers on the inaugural flight were greeted by a welcome banner at the airport. Competition comes from Dragonair, who already connect the two airports with 12 weekly flights.
- Hong Kong Airlines on 27 February introduced a thrice-weekly (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) service on the 1,535-kilometre route between Hong Kong (HKG) and Phnom Penh (PNH) using its 174-seat A320s. The route is already served by Dragonair who offer 12 weekly flights between the two airports. Li Dianchun, Commercial Director of Hong Kong Airlines said: “We are delighted to add Phnom Penh to our expanding network in Asia. With the booming economic growth in Cambodia, the new direct flight service to Phnom Penh will connect passengers from around the world into the burgeoning country, and at the same time, offer more choices and increased convenience to Cambodians travelling out of their country and connecting to our network in Mainland China, further promoting the tourism and business ties between Hong Kong and Cambodia.” Hong Kong Airlines now serves 31 destinations non-stop from Hong Kong, 19 in China, five in Japan, two in Thailand, and one each in Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Taiwan and Vietnam.