Budget airline Cebu Pacific has announced it will begin direct flights from Manila, Philippines, to Siam Reap, Cambodia, starting in April 2012.
The new route will debut with three flights per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Flights will depart Manila at 7:50pm and arrive in Siam Reap at 9:30pm. The return flight will depart Siam Reap at 10:30pm and arrive in Manila at 12:10am.
“It will be the first and historic direct flight between the two countries,” said Ek Tha, the spokesperson for Cambodia’s Council of Ministers. “The upcoming flights will help boost mutual tourism.”Cambodia’s Siem Reap province houses Angkor Wat temples, one of the world heritage sites. Last year, the temples attracted 1.6 million foreign visitors, up 23 percent year-on-year.