Indonesian low-cost carrier Citilink is reconnecting Cambodia and Indonesia for the first time since 1969.
The first Citilink plane from Jakarta touched down at Phnom Penh International Airport last Friday.
Citilink, a subsidiary of Indonesia’s flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, uses a 180-seater Airbus 320 aircraft for the service on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
The launch of the new route coincided with the 60th anniversary of Indonesian-Cambodian diplomatic relations.
Heriyanto, Citilink’s corporate strategy vice president, said, “We hope that this new direct flight can go beyond just connecting the two neighbouring countries in South-east Asia, but also to gain more partnership potentials in many sectors such as culture, economy, politics, and social and many more.”
According to the Tourism Ministry, last year Cambodia received 65,000 Indonesian tourists, an increase of 11.8% when compared to the previous year.