Cambodia-India Direct Flight to Start in Two Months

Oknha Hun Lak, Representative of Oknha Ly Yong Phat, President of the Cambodian Oknha Association, led a delegation of the Cambodian Oknha Association to discuss business with Koy Kuong, Ambassador of Cambodia to India in New Delhi. Photo: Cambodian Oknha Association

PHNOM PENH – Cambodia and India are to operate direct flights in April, or June at latest. Both states have finalized the documents, leaving only operations details for the airlines. 

Koy Kuong, Cambodian Ambassador to India, spoke of the flights to Cambodian Oknha Association, led by tycoon Hun Lak representing the association’s president Ly Yong Phat, on Feb. 24. 

The embassy has been working closely with the Indian government on documents and regulations of the flights. This aims to expand tourism of both countries, according to the ambassador. 

There will be two flight directions: Phnom Penh-New Delhi and New Delhi-Siem Reap, said Sin Chansereyvutha, spokesman for the State Secretariat for Civil Aviation, on Feb. 27. 

“Cambodia had already approved direct flight operations to India, and so had India. So, the documents are done,” Chansereyvutha added. “All there is left to do is for the airlines to operate the flights.” 

At the meeting, the association and the ambassador also discussed the opportunities to seek more foreign investors-partners in multisector businesses to Cambodia. 

The Cambodian Embassy based in New Delhi plays an important role in this cooperation to attract more investments from India — the country that could become the third largest economy in the world. 

Meanwhile, the trade volume between both countries has reached $486 million in 2023: $193 million worth of imports and $293 million exports. 

The figure shows a 10.4 percent increase compared to $440 million in 2022, according to the General Department of Customs and Excise. 

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