Emirates goes to Phnom Penh, Etihad Dreamliner to Beijing

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DUBAI 3 July 2017: Emirates has expanded its presence in Southeast Asia with the launch of a new daily linked service from Dubai to Phnom Penh (PHN) in Cambodia, via Yangon in Myanmar.

The airline says that the new service, operated with a Boeing 777 aircraft, broadens the its network in Southeast Asia to 13 cities in eight countries and offers more choices and convenience to passengers travelling between Phnom Penh to Dubai and beyond. It also marks the first time since 2014 that Phnom Penh and Yangon were connected by a direct air link, serving increasing demand for travel between the two cities, said Wam.


Phnom Penh, the first destination within Cambodia to be served by Emirates, is one of the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia. As the country’s largest city and the most important commercial centre, Phnom Penh contributes largely to the country’s economic growth. Gateway to the world famous Angkor Wat temple complex, Cambodia offers visitors a rare glimpse of ancient Asia, and has witnessed a significant increase in foreign tourist arrivals.

Flights to Phnom Penh will depart daily from Dubai International Airport (DXB) at 0915hrs local time, arriving in Yangon at 1725hrs. It will then depart Yangon at 1855hrs, before arriving at Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH) at 2125hrs. The departure time of flight EK388 from Dubai seamlessly connects with a number of European services such as Paris, London, and Frankfurt. On the return segment, flight EK389 will depart Phnom Penh at 2310hrs, and will arrive in Yangon at 0040hrs. It will then set off to Dubai at 0210hrs, arriving at 0540hrs. All times are local.

Etihad Airways’ Dreamliner commences services to Beijing

ABU DHABI: An Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner touched down in Beijing yesterday after its inaugural flight from Abu Dhabi.

To celebrate the milestone event, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in Abu Dhabi, attended by senior executives from Etihad Airways, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the UAE, and the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority.

Peter Baumgartner, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, said, “Since launching flights between our two capitals of Abu Dhabi and Beijing nine years ago, we have experienced the huge growth of China’s outbound tourism market and enjoyed strong demand from business and leisure travellers.”

“The decision to upgrade our operations to the Dreamliner reflects the importance of Beijing and the Chinese market to the airline, and the sustained development of economic relations between the two countries. Beijing is the nation’s economic, political, cultural and international exchange centre, which underlines its importance within Etihad Airways’ global network.”

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DXB welcomes Badr Airlines from Khartoum

DUBAI: Dubai Airports welcomed Badr Airlines’ inaugural flight from Khartoum, Sudan to Dubai International Terminal 2 with a traditional water salute recently. Badr Airlines brings more convenience and choice for the thousands of passengers travelling between the two destinations with three weekly flights.

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DWC welcomes Int’Air Iles inaugural flight from Comoros

DUBAI: Dubai World Central (DWC), Dubai’s second airport, added one more name to its list of airlines and destinations with the arrival of Int’Air Iles airline from the island nation of Comoros recently.

The inaugural flight was given a traditional welcome with a water salute. Int’Air Iles will operate one weekly flight between the two destinations.

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Air Arabia adds Sohar to Oman network

SHARJAH: Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier, today announced that starting from July 9th, 2017, Sohar will become the third destination to join its Oman network.

The new route complements Air Arabia’s existing operations in Oman to Muscat and Salalah, boosts travel and trade opportunities between the two Gulf countries, and provides hassle-free travel options to the residents of Sohar.

The flight will operate three times a week, on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays, departing from Sharjah International Airport at 08:00, and arriving at Sohar International Airport at 08:40 local time. The return flight will depart from Sohar at 09:20, landing in Sharjah at 10:00 local time.

By Sheena Amos