Cambodia’s hopes of attracting more foreign visitors for the year-end holiday season have been given a boost with the resumption of international flights to Siem Reap. A Singapore Airlines (SIA) 154-seat Boeing 737-8 touched down at 9:45am on Friday carrying 67 passengers. It was the first foreign flight to land since March 2020. A return flight took off at 10:40am carrying only five passengers.
SIA will operate daily flights between Singapore and Siem Reap and will also fly four times a week to Singapore under the country’s Vaccinated Travel Lane system. VTL offers quarantine-free entry to fully-vaccinated travellers who have only visited or transited other VTL countries in the past 14 days. Other SIA flights from Siem Reap to Singapore are non-VTL flights.
“The re-introduction of international services between Singapore and Siem Reap is great news for our customers, who can resume travel between the cities and connect on to other destinations in our network,” said Singapore Airlines, General Manager for Cambodia Zechariah Chai. “They can look forward to a world-class experience on the Boeing 737-8 that has our latest narrow-body cabin products, such as lie-flat seats in Business Class and seat-back in-flight entertainment for both Business Class and Economy Class customers,” he said.
Cambodia Airports has implemented a set of hygiene recommendations under the program “Protecting Each Other” developed by VINCI Airports which owns 70 percent of the company. The operator’s three international airports in Siem Reap, Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville have also obtained Airport Health Accreditation from the Airports Council International.
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