India budget carrier GoAir had announced their first direct flight launch between Phnom Penh and New Delhi using Airbus A320 later this year.
According to Chea Oun, State Secretariat of Civil Aviation, the airline has already applied for permission to operate the flight.
Tourism Ministry spokesperson Top Sopheak welcomed the announcement and commented that the upcoming route will boost the number of visitors for both country, including tourists and business people. Currently, small groups of local tourist visiting India to those religious sites. Hence, with a direct connecting flight, it will increase the figures.
The influence of Hinduism, Buddhism and Indian architecture in Cambodia is visible in the magnificent structures at Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon, Ta Prohm and other religious and historical sites in the Kingdom.
Statistics from the Ministry of Tourism show that Cambodia received 65,882 Indian tourists last year, a 10 percent increase compared to 2017.