All Nippon Airways will resume flights to Cambodia! Japanese tourists surged 446%


[INNEWS Comprehensive Report] On August 31, Mao Havanal, Minister of State Secretariat of Civil Aviation of Cambodia, held a historic meeting with representatives of All Nippon Airways (ANA). He strongly urged All Nippon Airways to resume flights to Cambodia.

Vann Chanty, deputy director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Cambodia, said that the two parties had in-depth discussions on cooperation in the aviation field and actively pursued the possibility of resuming ANA’s flights to Cambodia. After discussions, ANA is expected to resume flights to Cambodia in the near future. This decision will undoubtedly inject new vitality into exchanges and cooperation between the two countries.

ANA’s flight resumption plan not only conforms to the general trend of global tourism recovery, but also adds a new element to the cooperative relationship between Cambodia and Japan. Direct flights will bring the two countries closer and lay the foundation for Japanese investors to make long-term investments in Cambodia.

Japanese investors have already built apartments, hospitals, golf courses, hotels and shopping malls in Cambodia, demonstrating their long-term investment commitment to Cambodia. And as the number of international tourists surges, this trend is expected to be further strengthened.

According to a report released by the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism, in the first half of 2023, the number of international tourists received by Cambodia has reached approximately 2.57 million, an increase of an impressive 409% compared to 506,762 in the same period last year. Among them, 35,561 Japanese tourists visited in the first quarter, an increase of 446% compared with 6,509 in the same period last year.

It is worth mentioning that in the first seven months of 2023, the aviation industry grew by 218%, with 31 domestic and international airlines flying to Cambodia, transporting 2.9 million passengers. This significant increase highlights the recovery of Cambodia’s tourism market and the importance of ANA’s resumption of flights.