Sky Angkor Airlines, one of Cambodia’s leading airline companies, will soon have charter flights from the Kingdom to Taiwan, Taiwanese media reported.
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Taiwan News reported this week that charters organized by the airline on October 26 and November 8 will ferry some 300 Cambodians to the counties of Hualien and Taitung.
Both counties, located on the eastern part of Taiwan, are among the more popular tourist destinations in that country and have attracted increasing interest from international carriers.
In addition to the Cambodian charters, it was also announced recently that South Korea’s Eastar Jet and Air Busan will start regular and charter flights to Hualien from October 17.
The news report added that in addition to visiting tourist spots in Hualien and Taitung, Cambodian visitors will also have the opportunity to join organised tours to Taipei, Taiwan’s capital city.
It said that Sky Angkor Airlines is also expected to have charter flights bringing in Taiwanese tourists to the Kingdom, especially to Siem Reap where they can visit the famous Angkor Wat, and also arrange golf tours.
The report did not mention what type of aircraft will be used for the charter flights, but these could either be an Airbus A320 or A321. Sky Angkor Airlines operates a fleet of six Airbus A320 and two A321.
It also did not mention if the flights are the start of regular charter arrangement between the two countries.
While the Cambodia-Taiwan route has had its share of ups and downs in recent times, it is expected that Sky Angkor Airlines will benefit from Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy, which focuses on attracting visitors from Southeast Asia, including Cambodia.