Minister of Tourism: Phnom Penh – Danang (Viet Nam) Direct Flight Will be First Connected in the End of November 2019
(Phnom Penh): In the evening of 22 August 2019, at the office of the Ministry of Tourism, H.E. Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism had a work discussion with the Cambodia Angkor Air’s delegations, led by the company director. The discussion meeting is to seek the support from the Minister of Tourism for the project of launching the first direct flight from the capital of Phnom to go and back Danang of Viet Nam, on the upcoming 27 November 2019. With the congratulation for this direct flight project, H.E. Mr. Thong Khon requested the company to need to improve greater the service quality, due to the Cambodia Angkor Air is a national aviation company. H.E. requested further the company considers increasing the direct flight from Cambodia to the main tourist destinations of China, especially to the areas, where Cambodia has its consulate such as Xi’an province, Chongqing province, Shanghai city, Quangzhou province, and Beijing, because the places, where consulates situate are easy for tourist to seek visa to Cambodia. To above case, Mr. Director General of the company also accepted to consider in advance organizing the studying on the further concerned matters. Please be noted that, at the present, the national aviation company Cambodia Angkor Air has also its direct flight from Siem Reap province to Danag province already. Beside of this, the company has been operating its direct flights from the capital of Phnom Penh, to Preah Sihanouk province; from Preah Sihanouk province to Beijing; from Preah Sihanouk to Siem Reap; from Siem Reap to Hanoi. H.E. Minister stressed that Danang province is a Viet Nam’s big international tourist destination, hence at there, there will be a number of tourists from the third nations which are able to continue their direct flights to Cambodia, and this connectivity is convenience for tourists who want to visit Phnom Penh, or fly directly from Phnom Penh to Danang as well. What important is to attract more tourists from the third countries. Following being criticized of time delaying and flights cancellation, the company revised its services to be better, from the early of 2019 onward, and the director general has also committed to improving the quality of its passenger transportation services.