National Carrier to Start Siem Reap-S’ville Flights

Cambodia Angkor Air will launch a regular flight service between Siem Reap and Sihanoukville by the end of the year, an official at the Council of Ministers said yesterday. There are currently no flights to Sihanoukville, the country’s premier coastal resort, even though the airport was upgraded to international standards in mid-2009 and the private sector has pushed hard for Angkor Air to start scheduled flights to the coast to boost tourism. Angkor Air is primarily looking into flights between Siem Reap and Sihanoukville, but the airline has not written off the possibility of starting a connection between Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh, he [Sekreth Samrach] said.