Emirates growing strong in local market

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Dubai-based airline Emirates yesterday reaffirmed its intention to expand its services in Cambodia after a good performance during its first three years of operations.

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Speaking to reporters during a round table discussion, the company said it is going from strength to strength in the local market, a performance marked by the recent launch of its daily service to Bangkok.

“About 130,000 travellers to and from the country have experienced our service since we began our operations in Cambodia in July 2017,” said Abdulla Adnan, Emirates Cambodia commercial manager.

He also revealed that the company carried about 7,000 tonnes of cargo from Cambodia to global markets since its cargo service was launched in late 2016.

He did not provide details on the percentage growth in each segment but noted that the market will keep moving in a positive direction.

With the expansion of its offering, which started June 1 with the launch of the new route, passengers are now able to fly first class from Phnom Penh to Bangkok and continue onwards to Dubai.

The company said the move is part of Emirates’ commitment to providing travellers from Cambodia enhanced connectivity in comfort and style and continuous improvements to meet the needs of travellers.

Emirates flights to and from Phnom Penh are now operated by a Boeing 777 with three cabins to choose from, providing more choices for passengers who prefer travelling in premium class, for both leisure and business.

Last year, Cambodia received 6.2 million tourists. This year the country expects to welcome 6.7 million tourists, while it expects to receive seven million by 2020.

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