Cambodia Angkor Air, the national flag carrier, plans to launch a direct flight to Da Nang, in central Vietnam, in October.
The company revealed its plans during a meeting on Thursday with the Ministry of Tourism.
During the meeting, Cambodia Angkor Air CEO Hoang Manh Tuan said the company is seeking support from the ministry to establish the flight, adding that the maiden flight is scheduled for October.
Cambodia Angkor Air already flies to Da Nang from Siem Reap.
Tourism Minister Thong Khon, welcomed the move, describing Da Nang as one of Vietnam’s largest tourist destinations.
“This direct flight will boost tourist numbers. Foreign tourists visiting Da Nang can now board a plane and travel directly to Phnom Penh,” the minister said.
Vietnam’s Civil Aviation Administration and the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation of Cambodia (SSCA) signed an agreement in June greenlighting the flight.
According to SSCA, four airlines connect Cambodia and Vietnam – Cambodia Angkor Air, Vietnam Airlines, Qatar Airways and VietJet. They operate a total of 112 flights between the countries per week.
According to the Ministry of Tourism, from January to June, Cambodia welcomed 401,642 Vietnamese tourists, a 3.9 percent increase compared to the corresponding period last year.