New flights to connect KL to Cambodia’s ‘Casino City’


Starting August 9, low-cost airline AirAsia is launching flight connections between the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, and the Cambodian coastal city of Sihanoukville, the Phnom Penh Post reported this week.
According to AirAsia’s CEO, quoted in the report, four flights per week operating Airbus 320 aircraft are scheduled to travel between the two cities.
Sihanouk International Airport, currently undergoing renovation to increase its capacity, operates seasonal scheduled international flights to Macau and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, according to the same media outlet.
AirAsia also operates daily direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh and Siam Reap, while its Thai subsidiary operates flights between Bangkok and Cambodia’s capital.
Sihanoukville is home to a dozen casinos. According to previous reports, the Cambodian government has plans to transform it into a ‘Casino City’ with ‘Macau of Southeast Asia status.’