AirAsia Takes Off To The Hidden Gem Of Cambodia In Sihanoukville

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The arrival of flight AK264 to Sihanouk International Airport. Supplied

AirAsia continues to connect Asean further with the inaugural flight of its latest route to Sihanoukville that flies four times weekly directly from Sihanoukville to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The airlines is also the first Malaysian carrier to operate the unique route in Cambodia.

The maiden flight, AK264, from Kuala Lumpur recorded a remarkable flight load of 100% and all guests on board were treated to a special send-off at klia2. A receiving ceremony was also held at the Sihanouk International Airport with a water cannon salute upon the arrival of the aircraft.

Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial for AirAsia Berhad said, “We are thrilled that our first flight to Sihanoukville marked a milestone with a successful full flight for our 50th unique route. As a truly Asean airline, it remains as our commitment to drive tourism efforts to all countries that we operate in especially within the region. This coastal city in Cambodia presents great potential and dynamic opportunities in terms of tourism, trade and economy which we are happy to be a part of this journey to develop Sihanoukville further. We would like to also take this opportunity to thank Cambodia Airports, Cambodia Tourism and the local authorities for their tremendous support in the launch of this new route.

Sihanoukville flight send off at Klia2. Supplied

“With Sihanoukville added into our extensive network map of over 120 destinations, we hope to grow this city to be a popular tourist destination that enables travellers from the region to experience a hidden side of Asean that has yet to be discovered. More importantly through this direct route, we want to open up air travel for the people of Sihanoukville to explore Asean and the world using our wide connectivity across 27 countries,” he added. 

Kuala Lumpur is AirAsia’s biggest hub that connects across 27 countries with destinations such as Gold Coast, Sydney, Perth, Auckland, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai and more which are all one stop away from the city.

From its humble beginnings of a tin mining city, Kuala Lumpur has progressively transformed into one of the most developed capital cities of Southeast Asia. It is hard to miss the city’s world-famous landmark, the Petronas Twin Towers (KLCC), and the surrounding attractions such as the 421m tall KL Tower, Central Market (Pasar Seni), Petaling Street, KLCC, Malaysia Tourism Centre and Bukit Bintang, that are all accessible with the free GoKL bus.

A day trip to visit other nearby attractions such as Port Dickson, Genting Highlands, Cameron Highlands, Bukit Tinggi, Putrajaya, Batu Caves, and Sunway Lagoon are also ideal from the city centre. Malaysia is also a growing destination for medical tourism across several states providing a high quality healthcare system that is accessible and affordable for medical travellers.

AirAsia connects Phnom Penh to Kuala Lumpur with 21 times weekly flights as well as Siem Reap to Kuala Lumpur with 14 times weekly flights. The airline also offers Fly-Thru services from Cambodia with 58 routes from 13 countries including Indonesia, Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Japan, China, India, South Korea, Philippines, Brunei, Nepal and Iran.

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Flight Schedule for Sihanoukville (KOS) – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL)

Flight No From To Departure Arrival Flight Schedule

AK265 KOS KUL 1340 1630 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

AK264 KUL KOS 1215 1300 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

About AirAsia

AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia by passengers carried, services an extensive network of more than 120 destinations. Since starting operations in 2001, AirAsia has carried more than 400 million guests and grown its fleet from just two aircraft to over 200. The airline is proud to be a truly Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline with established operations based in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines as well as India and Japan, servicing a network stretching across Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the Middle East and the US. AirAsia has been named the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards nine times in a row from 2009 to 2017. AirAsia was also awarded World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline for the fourth consecutive year at the 2016 World Travel Awards, where it beat a field of full-service carriers to become the first ever low-cost carrier to win World’s Leading Inflight Service.

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