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Emirates, the world's largest airline by international passengers, has become the first UAE carrier to fly to Cambodia, with the launch of a new route 01 July 2017 from Dubai to the capital Phnom Penh.
The route is the airline's 13th in South East Asia.
The new daily flights stop en route in Bangkok, Thailand, but through passengers do not disembark. This also allows travellers visiting both Thailand and Cambodia to fly between the two countries using Emirates aircraft, bypassing Bangkok. At the same time, a previously linked Emirates service from Dubai to Hanoi via Myanmar became a direct, non-stop service. The Phnom Penh flights leave Dubai at 9.15am, departing Bangkok at 08.00pm and land in Phnom Penh at 9.25pm local time. The route is served by a Boeing 777-300 and offers first, business and economy class seats.
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With a fleet of more than 265 aircraft, we currently fly to over 155 destinations in more than 80 countries around the world. Over 1,500 Emirates flights depart Dubai each week on their way to destinations on six continents, and our network is expanding constantly.
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