Australian travellers will have the option of a new route to Cambodia when Emirates launches its new service into Phnom Penh from 1 July this year.
Offering a seamless connection via Dubai and Yangon from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, the daily services from Dubai will also connect with a number of European services such as Paris, London and Frankfurt.
In addition, the service will coincide with the introduction of a direct, non-stop route between Dubai and Hanoi, meaning that as of 1 July, Emirates passengers travelling to Hanoi will no longer stop in Yangon before reaching the Vietnamese capital.
The new Dubai-Yangon-Phnom Penh route will also allow passengers from Yangon to travel to Phnom Penh and vice versa, with Emirates the only airline offering a direct service between the two cities.
Operated with a Boeing 777-300ER, all services between Dubai and Phnom Penh will offer Business and Economy class travel.
Located in the south-central region of Cambodia, Phnom Penh is the most populous city in Cambodia and is a gateway to World Heritage Site Angkor Wat, near Siem Reap. Recent growth and infrastructure development has led to Phnom Penh becoming a significant economic and tourism destination, and tourist arrivals to Cambodia are expected to rise to 8 million by 2020.