Australia and Cambodia sign air services MOU
by Shamoli Dutt


Australia and Cambodia have signed a new air services arrangement between the two countries.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss today welcomed the move.

“Over the last five years the passenger market between Australia and Cambodia has almost doubled, to over 108,000 people in 2013,” he said.

“The Memorandum of Understanding signed today in Canberra formalises commercial air services arrangements for the mutual benefit of our two countries.

“These arrangements will particularly benefit aviation passengers by enabling airlines from both Cambodia and Australia to operate up to seven weekly services to and from Australia’s major gateway airports.”

The arrangement also includes provision for regional Australia passenger services, dedicated cargo flights and code sharing.

Qantas and Virgin Australia have already begun serving the Cambodia market through code sharing, under special arrangements settled in advance of the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding.

“Australia now has air services arrangements in place with 90 economies, supporting tourism, business and trade growth,” Mr Truss said.

“The Australian Government is committed to supporting the entry of Australian airlines into foreign markets and to ensuring we have the aviation capacity necessary to meet future demand,” he added.

by Shamoli Dutt - Austguide Travel News Editor