Lanmei Airlines began two new connections between Cambodia and China on 15 May, launching flights between Phnom Penh (PNH) and Guangzhou (CAN) and from Siem Reap (REP) to Changsha
The 1,590-kilometre Phnom Penh-Guangzhou sector will be flown daily by A319s. According to OAG schedules for the week commencing 22 May, there is incumbent competition on this route in the form of China Southern Airlines (21 weekly flights), Shenzhen Airlines (seven), Cambodia Angkor Air (seven) and Spring Airlines (three). The 1,909-kilometre Siem Reap-Changsha route will be operated three times weekly. There is currently no competition on this airport pair, although Cambodia Angkor Air is scheduled to provide several flights per week from the start of July. The Guangzhou link becomes Lanmei Airlines’ first Chinese connection from Phnom Penh. Changsha is the second destination the airline has introduced from Siem Reap, with it already serving Shijiazhuang.