• News by Country

  • What kind of News

Regional connectivity takes-off

The sky’s the limit for South-East Asian tourism with travel to and around the region set to become more convenient through extra flight options.

Prominent among these is the resumption of Emirates’ daily Phnom Penh service via Singapore – boosting the airline’s South-East Asian connectivity to and from Dubai – from 1 May 2024. The Cambodian capital’s renewed schedule with the Lion City is conveniently timed, providing optimal connecting opportunities with major airports in Europe and the US.


Lao Airlines is set to resume direct flights between Vientiane and Phnom Penh from 19 March 2024. The service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Cambodia Airways will launch direct flights between Phnom Penh and Kuala Lumpur from 11 April 2024. The service will operate three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The airline is also considering additional routes to other Malaysian destinations, such as Penang, which would further enhance connections between the two nations.

Cambodia Angkor Air recently revised the launch date of flights to India, with a Phnom Penh to Delhi service set to take-off on 16 June 2024. This will operate four times a week once the route is confirmed.


Looking further ahead, Vietnam Airlines will fly to and from Munich, Germany starting from 2 October 2024. The airline will utilise its Boeing 787-9 aircrafts to service the new routes, which will provide smoother connections to Europe from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Flights will operate twice weekly from Hanoi, on Mondays and Saturdays, and once weekly from Ho Chi Minh City, on Tuesdays. A second weekly flight from Ho Chi Minh City on Thursdays will be added in December.

For advice about how to plan a journey across Asia with the best routes and connections, please contact Asian Trails.

More news from around Asia
Stay up to date

Get more B2B travel news direct to your inbox.

Sign up for Trailblazer

* indicates required

Start typing and press Enter to search