On 7th August 2022, Bamboo Airways was the newest airline to offer its flight services connecting Cambodia and Vietnam, with the maiden flight landing in Siem Reap International Airport from Hanoi.
Cambodia Airports said Siem Reap International Airport welcomed Bamboo Airways’ new service as a further positive step in its path forward for traffic recovery.
The inaugural first flight marked the next crucial step in the airline’s roadmap of expanding its international network. For this new route, Bamboo Airways operates the Embraer-190 aircraft.
Siem Reap International Airport started witnessing the return of international flights in December 2021 after a 20-month hiatus resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on air travel. It currently accommodates routes from/to Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Hanoi, and two domestic liaisons.
Stephen King, Chief Commercial Officer at Cambodia Airports, which operates the Kingdom’s three current international airports, said: “In this challenging time, it is a breakthrough to welcome a new carrier.
We are delighted to welcome Bamboo Airways today. We know passengers will appreciate the extra choice offered by the airline’s new service linking Vietnam’s vibrant capital Hanoi and the wonderful city of Siem Reap. This is a further sign of the rebuilding of tourism after the successful vaccination campaign led by Cambodian authorities and the subsequent reopening of the Kingdom’s borders. We look forward to welcoming new routes between our two countries and partnering with Bamboo Airways in the coming months.”
The new service connecting Hanoi and Siem Reap will be conducive to restoring point-to-point travels between two of Asia’s most appealing cities known for their rich heritage and will also strengthen travel options for passengers and boost tourism growth by taking advantage of two international airport hubs.
Mr. Thach Pierre Hoang, Deputy CCO of Bamboo Airways, said: “This first nonstop Hanoi – Siem Reap flight is Bamboo Airways’ next effort in our journey of expanding international presence. We are more than delighted to offer 5-star-oriented services at Siem Reap International Airport and look forward to leveraging this valuable partnership with many more upcoming routes in the future.
In addition, we expect our new Vietnam – Cambodia route will fulfil its crucial role as an aviation bridge and make a substantial contribution to the development of both countries in all aspects such as tourism, economy, culture.”
Bamboo Airways operates a wide domestic network across Vietnam, while constantly expanding its international presence to Europe, Asia, Australia, and other continents in the future.
In 2022, Cambodia has welcomed more than half a million foreign tourists (up four times the numbers from 2021) but is well short of pre-pandemic levels of seven million, which are not expected until at least 2025.
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