Celebrating Lanmei Airlines’ inaugural outbound flight to Macau via Siem Reap are: Chivannariddh Sisowath, Marketing Manager, Cambodia Airports (left); Janet Malaga, Commercial Sales Manager, Phnom Penh Airport (fifth-left); and Nuno Costa, Marketing & Sales Director, Cambodia Airports (eighth-left). There was also a welcoming committee (second image) at Phnom Penh for the first arrivals from Macau led by: Veasna Bun, Network Planning, Lanmei Airlines (fourth-left); Sopontara Pichr, Route Development Manager, Cambodia Airports (11th from left); and Hélène Veal, Digital Manager, Cambodia Airports (right).
- Lanmei Airlines, a new airline in Cambodia, launched a new route from Phnom Penh (PNH) to Macau (MFM), via Siem Reap (REP) on 12 October. The route operates Phnom Penh-Siem Reap-Macau-Phnom Penh so point-to-point seats are available in one direction between Phonm Penh and Siem Reap, Siem Reap–Macau, and Macau–Phnom Penh. The total distance of the outbound route, featuring the stop in Siem Reap, is 1,653 kilometres in length, while the direct return sector from Macau to Phnom Penh is a 1,500-kilometre sector. The round trip is operated three times weekly by Lanmei’s A320s. The carrier faces competition from Bassaka Air which flies daily non-stop services between Phnom Penh and Macau, although this frequency reduces to twice-weekly on Mondays and Fridays for the winter season. There is also competition on the point-to-point sectors from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap and Siem Reap to Macau, with the former already operated by Cambodia Angkor Air, JC International Airlines, Bassaka Air and Cambodia Bayon Airlines, while the latter is also flown by JC International Airlines.