29 Oct 2018
Low-cost carrier Small Planet Airlines is planning a direct flight between Siem Reap and Tokyo, with the maiden flight likely to take off early next year, an official at the Ministry of Tourism said.
Top Sopheak, spokesman at the ministry, said that Small Planet Airlines will launch a direct flight between Siem Reap International Airport and Tokyo’s Narita International Airport in the beginning of 2019.
“Small Planet Airlines has announced recently in Japan that they will start flying from Narita to Siem Reap in an attempt to increase the number of visitors from Japan to Cambodia and vice versa,” Mr Sopheak said.
Small Planet Airlines will be the second carrier to connect the countries with a direct flight. In 2016, All Nippon Airways (ANA) launched its Phnom Penh-Narita route.
Sin Chansereyvutha, spokesman at the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation, said he has not been informed by the company of its plans, but that the airline has every right to operate the route.