Emirates to fly to Cambodia this summer via Yangon
EMIRATES AIMS TO start daily Yangon-Phnom Penh services on B777-300ER aircraft from July 1, subject to government approvals. From the same date, Yangon will be delinked from Hanoi, and the latter will be served directly from Dubai. Emirates said the changes will enable it to tap into “developing Indo-Chinese markets” and it will be the only carrier between Yangon and Phnom Penh – should it manage to secure the fifth freedom approvals.
It would mark its second fifth freedom service in 2017 with DubaiAthens-New York set to launch on March 12, also on B777-300ERs.
Governments continue to weigh up the economic benefits that new Emirates flights provide with the need to support their own aviation interests. Kenyan authorities, for example, recently blocked requests for a third daily flight to Nairobi. anniversary in Poland by operating a ‘one off’ A380 to Warsaw Chopin Airport.