BANGKOK: AirAsia continues adding routes to its flight hubs with new direct flight Phuket-Phnom Penh of Cambodia, to be available 4 times a week. The launch is part of the airline’s establishment of a network across Asia and the steadily growing CLMV market, a major source of tourism for Thailand.

Santisuk Klongchaiya, CEO of Thai AirAsia, said the airline has devoted great importance to adding routes to its regional flight bases, looking to build a strong network of destinations that provide the opportunity to add even further routes, providing ever greater convenience to travellers who will no longer need to stop over in Bangkok.

“Phuket is a very important strategic flight base for AirAsia that has grown steadily along with the addition of direct flights to CLMV cities such as Siem Reap. With the positive response we have received from international travelers, we decided to add Phuket-Phnom Penh, connecting the resort town to Cambodia’s capital. The route should well serve tourists as well as members of the business community of both countries,” Santisuk added.

Phuket-Phnom Penh, available 4 times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, will begin operation on June 1, 2019, and has already received considerable attention among international flyers. The route connects two of ASEAN’s top tourism destinations and provides the people of Phuket an easy way to travel to Cambodia’s economic center, along with its nearby neighbors.

The route is being debuted with a promotional fare starting from only THB 990 one way. Book between April 1 to 14, 2019, for travel from June 1 to October 26, 2019. Check the updated fares and book at airasia.com or other ticketing channels.

Thai AirAsia operates 9 international routes out of Phuket; Phuket-Wuhan, Phuket-Kunming, Phuket-Hong Kong, Phuket-Macau, Phuket-Siem Reap, Phuket-Singapore, Phuket-Kuala Lumpur (Code AK), Phuket-Penang (Code AK) and the latest addition Phuket-Phnom Penh.