Long-awaited Cambodia-Indonesia direct flight expected in 2nd half of 2019 – Xinhua | English.news.cn
PHNOM PENH, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) — A long-awaited direct flight between Cambodia and Indonesia is expected in the second half of this year after nearly half-a-century hiatus, Cambodian Tourism Minister Thong Khon said on Friday.
Khon met here on Thursday with Indonesian low-cost airline Citilink delegation led by Indonesian Ambassador to Cambodia Sudirman Haseng.
“We welcome Citilink airline for its readiness to operate a direct flight to Cambodia,” he said. “This will make our dream come true because we have waited for it for long time.”
Cambodian Tourism Ministry Secretary of State Tith Chantha said Cambodia and Indonesia had a direct flight between Phnom Penh and Jakarta before the 1970s, but due to Cambodia‘s civil war at that time, the direct flight has been suspended since then.
“We hope the direct flight will be launched in the second half of this year” he said.
According to Chantha, some 55,753 Indonesian tourists visited Cambodia in 2018, up 11.8 percent from a year earlier.