Cambodia Angkor Air has announced a new direct flight between Ho Chi Minh and Sihanoukville starting June 17 in its latest international expansion.
“This is the second international route by Cambodia Angkor Air launched in 2016. Previously, the airline opened routes from Phnom Penh to Seoul, South Korea, on April 17,” the airline told Khmer Times on May 8.
As part of a starting promotion that runs until October 30, the round trip flight between Sihanoukville and Ho Chi Minh will cost just $9 before taxes. The low price is in line with other promotions like a one-way ticket to Bangkok from Phnom Penh for 50 baht, or about $1.42, before taxes.
The new flight will run five times a week, and will add to the airline’s Vietnam service, which runs several flights between Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh.
It is also the latest example of how Cambodian airlines are aggressively targeting regional travellers with low-cost flights in a bid to lure more visitors to the Kingdom. Other flights planned for the future include service between Phnom Penh and Hong Kong, as well as Japan, according to the airline’s website.