Saturday, November 6, 2010

Malaysia Airlines Steps Up Partnership with Cambodia

Phnom Penh, November 5, 2010 AKP --

Malaysian airlines has increased its routine flights to Cambodia due to higher demand from passengers, Chinese News Agency Xinhua quoted a statement released Thursday by Société Concessionnaire des Aéroports (SCA), which overseas airports in Cambodia.

“When flight MH 762 touched down at Phnom Penh International Airport on Nov. 3 at 15:59, it marked a new milestone in the partnership between the airport and the Malaysian carrier,” it said in the statement.

With the addition of two new weekly flights to its scheduled daily operations between Kuala Lumpur and Phnom Penh, Malaysian Airlines is showing its confidence in the traffic growth potential between the two countries, it added.

Passenger on board of the B737-800 (166 seats) were received and greeted by representative from both SCA & Malaysia Airlines.

The additional flights operate on Wednesday and Saturday, with arrival time at 16:10 pm and departure time at 17:10 pm.

Nicolas Deviller, CEO of SCA, the developer and operator of Cambodia’s international airports said, “Malaysia Airlines is the first airline that started operating at Phnom Penh International Airport when the country just reopened to the world in 1992.”

“We have built very strong relationships since then and they keep on growing. Today is a significant evidence of them,” he added.

Abdul Karim Md. Isa (Area Manager Cambodia) at Malaysia Airlines declared that “the growing market demand for the route prompts the airline to introduce additional frequency from 7 per weekly to 9 per weekly.”

Malaysia Airlines also operates three weekly flights between Siem Reap and Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays. --AKP

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