Phnom Penh Becomes Emirates’ Latest Gateway
One of the fastest growing Southeast Asian countries now served daily
Emirates recently expanded its presence in Southeast Asia with the launch of a new daily linked service from Dubai to Phnom Penh (PHN) in Cambodia, via Yangon in Myanmar. This new service, operated with a Boeing 777 aircraft, broadens the airline’s network in Southeast Asia to 13 cities in eight countries and offers more choices and convenience to passengers travelling between Phnom Penh to Dubai and beyond. It also marks the first time since 2014 that Phnom Penh and Yangon were connected by a direct air link, serving increasing demand for travel between the two fast-developing cities.
Phnom Penh, the first destination within Cambodia to be served by Emirates, is one of the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia. As the country’s largest city and the most important commercial centre, Phnom Penh contributes largely to the country’s economic growth. Gateway to the world famous Angkor Wat temple complex, Cambodia offers visitors a rare glimpse of ancient Asia, and has witnessed a significant increase in foreign tourist arrivals.
The aircraft was greeted in Phnom
Penh by a traditional water cannon salute upon arrival. As with all Emirates flights, passengers travelling on the Phnom Penh service will be able to take advantage of the generous Emirates baggage allowance of up to 35kg in Economy Class and 40kg in Business Class.
The VIP delegation on Emirates’ inaugural flight to Phnom Penh was led by Badr Abbas, Emirates Senior Vice President-Commercial Operations (Far East).
The VIPs included (from Left to Right): Mohamed Al Kamali, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Exports; Ravishankar Mirle, Emirates Vice President Cargo Commercial (Far East and Australasia); Mohammed Al Rais, Managing Director, Al Rais Travel; Badr Abbas, Emirates Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations Far East and Australasia; Mohamed Mahgoub, Administration Director, Dubai Chamber; Brigadier Talal Ahmed AlShangeti, General Director of Airport Passport Sector; Salem Obaidalla, Emirates Senior Vice President Aeropolitical and Industry Affairs