Cambodia: Cheap Direct Flights to the Philippines?

Philippines to establish direct air link with Cambodia.

Cheap direct flights Cambodia Philippines - The Cambodia Daily, Dec 28, 2011

Soon direct connections?

The Philippine airlines will soon fly straight to destinations in Cambodia, one of the few members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) that do not have direct air links with the Philippines.

The Philippine Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) gave four airlines the signal to mount a total of 21 weekly flights between various points in Cambodia and the Philippines.

This is in line with the liberalization of Cambodia’s air rights regime, which has contributed significantly to the rapid growth of its tourism sector.

In its board meeting, the CAB gave Cebu Pacific five flights a week from Manila to points of its choice in Cambodia.

Two flights were given to budget carrier Zest Airways, while AirPhil Express, the low-cost arm of flag carrier Philippine Airlines, was granted seven.

AirAsia Inc., the Philippine subsidiary of Malaysia’s AirAsia Berhad, likewise received seven flights from its hub in Clark Freeport, Pampanga.

Cambodia not yet ready?

But it will take another year or more until Cambodia is ready, because there exists only a so called MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) between the Philippines and Camdodia about direct flights.