Emirates Restores its Phnom Penh Flight Services

An Emirates Boeing 777 touches down in Phnom Penh
Photo Credit: Emirates

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has touched down again in Phnom Penh with a daily scheduled flight via Singapore.

This exciting addition expands Emirates’ Far East network to a total of 21 destinations and increases their Singapore operations to four daily flights.

To celebrate the new service from Singapore, Emirates hosted a cake-cutting ceremony in their dedicated Airport Lounge.

Distinguished guests included His Excellency Jamal Abdulla Mohammed Bin Abdulwahab AlSuwaidi, UAE Ambassador to Singapore; Vy. Samdy, First Secretary of the Cambodian Embassy in Singapore; and Steven Ler, President of the National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS).

A Warm Welcome in Phnom Penh

The inaugural flight, EK348, landed at Phnom Penh International Airport on May 1st. A traditional Cambodian dance performance greeted the arrival of the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, configured with three comfortable cabins – First, Business, and Economy.

A high-level Emirates delegation, accompanied by international media, received a warm welcome from His Excellency Dr Mao Havannall, Minister in Charge of the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation, and Cyril Girot, Chief Executive Officer of Cambodia Airports.

Nabil Sultan, Emirates’ Executive Vice President, Passenger Sales and Country Management, expressed Emirates’ enthusiasm for the resumed Phnom Penh service.

“Cambodia’s rich cultural heritage and thriving economy make it a highly attractive destination for both leisure and business travelers.”

“We’re delighted to reconnect this unique gateway to our extensive Far East network. The linked services between Singapore and Phnom Penh will further support trade and business movements between these regional hubs.”

“We are grateful to the Cambodian authorities for their support in facilitating our return to Phnom Penh.”

Rebuilding Connections, Building Business

Cyril Girot, Chief Executive Officer of Cambodia Airports, echoed the positive sentiment. “Phnom Penh International Airport is thrilled to rebuild its international route network with Emirates’ reconnection to Cambodia’s capital city.”

This is excellent news for passengers, who will benefit from increased access to inbound and outbound travel options, ultimately enhancing their journey experience.”

Flight Scheduling


  • EK348 departs Dubai at 02:30 AM and arrives in Singapore at 2:05 PM
  • Departs Singapore at 3:35 PM and arrives in Phnom Penh at 4:35 PM


  • EK349 departs Phnom Penh at 8:50 PM and arrives in Singapore at 11:50 PM
  • Departs Singapore at 1:40 AM the next day and arrives in Dubai at 4:55 AM

For convenience, all flight times are listed in local time. Book your tickets directly on the Emirates website, through the Emirates App, or with a preferred travel agent.

Konstantin von Wedelstaedt (GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2 ), via Wikimedia Commons

Emirates SkyCargo

Over the past two years, Emirates SkyCargo has played a vital role in connecting Cambodia to the world. Through road feeder services and interline partnerships, they’ve handled over 2,420 tonnes of cargo to and from Phnom Penh.

With the launch of the daily passenger flight, Emirates SkyCargo will streamline operations. It will significantly strengthen trade links between Cambodia and the global market.

This will translates to an effective capacity of 300 tonnes per week. The carrier will then transport cargo to key markets like the UAE, USA, Canada, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

Supporting Cambodian Businesses on the Global Stage

Cambodia’s market is experiencing significant growth and Emirates SkyCargo is ideally placed to support businesses. They facilitate the export of goods worldwide through their state-of-the-art hub in Dubai.

Key anticipated commodities include apparel, readymade garments, and fresh produce. Produce can be transported quickly and efficiently thanks to the airline’s expertise in handling perishables.

Boeing 777-300ER Configuration

The modern Boeing 777-300ER aircraft offers a luxurious travel experience on flights to Phnom Penh. Passengers can choose from three distinct cabin classes:

  • First Class: Featuring 8 private suites
  • Business Class: Boasting 42 lie-flat seats
  • Economy Class: Offering 304 spacious seats

With the return of daily flights to Phnom Penh, Emirates has opened a world of opportunity for travelers and businesses alike.

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