Dragonair, a Hong Kong-based subsidiary of Cathay Pacific, will launch a new three-weekly service to Siem Reap starting from 29 October 2013.
Dragonair announced that a new three-times-weekly seasonal service to Siem Reap, the closest gateway to the ancient temples of Angkor will be launched from 29 October 2013. Using Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft, the airline will operate the new Siem Reap route departing from the airline’s Hong Kong base Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Siem Reap will become the 13th destination to have been launched or resumed by Dragonair since April 2012. It will also be the second destination of the airline in Cambodia. Dragonair currently operates scheduled services 10 times every week between Hong Kong and the capital city, Phnom Penh. In addition to being the closest city to the famous complex of temples centered on Angkor Wat, a UNESCO heritage site, Siem Reap is a popular tourist destination in its own right, charming tourists with a unique blend of Chinese and French architecture and various cultural attractions.
There are currently many airlines planning to connect passengers from around the world into Cambodia – the burgeoning country. This new seasonal service will tap growing demand during the peak tourist months. Also, it will further strengthen the airline’s network in Asia and offer more choice and greater convenience to passengers traveling to and from Cambodia. Customers will be able to connect with Dragonair’s mainland China network, or with Cathay Pacific’s routes to Europe and the US through the Hong Kong hub.