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3 New Airlines Slated to Launch Direct Flights to Cambodia

 PHNOM PENH, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) — Three international airlines are scheduled to launch their direct flights to Cambodia in the near future, according to a report of Cambodia Airports, the developer and operator of the country’s international airports, released on Wednesday.

The new airlines are Condor Air of Germany, Qatar Airways and Lao Central Airlines.

Condor Air is slated to launch the flight between Frankfurt and Cambodia’s Siem Reap province from November 3, 2012 with its B767- 300 plane, which can be seated by 270 passengers.

Qatar Airways is expected to start the flight between Doha and Cambodia’s Phnom Penh from February next year with its A330-300 plane, which can be seated by 305 passengers, the report said.

Lao Central Airlines is also due to operate daily flights between Vientiane and Phnom Penh with a B737-400 aircraft, which can be seated by 168 passengers.

The report said that the Qatar Airways and Lao Central Airlines subject to approval from Cambodia’s State Secretariat of Civil Aviation.

According to the report, currently, 25 airlines have been operating at the country’s two international airports on a scheduled basis.

The kingdom’s two international airports recorded a total of 1. 26 million international arrivals in the first eight months of this year, up 18 percent from 1.07 million arrivals at the same period last year.

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