On 15 May, Guangzhou welcomed the inaugural Lanmei Airlines arrival from Phnom Penh. The carrier will operate the 1,590-kilometre airport pair daily with A319s and faces incumbent competition from China Southern Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Cambodia Angkor Air and Spring Airlines.
On the same day the Cambodian carrier’s first flight from Siem Reap to Changsha was welcomed by the Chinese airport. The 1,909-kilometre sector becomes Lanmei Airlines’ second Chinese connection from Siem Reap. It will operate the route three times weekly with A321s.
- Lanmei Airlines began two new connections between Cambodia and China on 15 May, launching flights between Phnom Penh (PNH) and Guangzhou (CAN) and from Siem Reap (REP) to Changsha (CSX). The 1,590-kilometre Phnom Penh-Guangzhou sector will be flown daily by A319s. According to OAG schedules for the week commencing 22 May, there is incumbent competition on this route in the form of China Southern Airlines (21 weekly flights), Shenzhen Airlines (seven), Cambodia Angkor Air (seven) and Spring Airlines (three). The 1,909-kilometre Siem Reap-Changsha route will be operated three times weekly. There is currently no competition on this airport pair, although Cambodia Angkor Air is scheduled to provide several flights per week from the start of July. The Guangzhou link becomes Lanmei Airlines’ first Chinese connection from Phnom Penh. Changsha is the second destination the airline has introduced from Siem Reap, with it already serving Shijiazhuang.