New airfreight service from Bangkok to Phnom Penh

Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

K Mile Air has launched an airfreight service between Bangkok and Phnom Penh, according to the online edition of The Phnom Penh Post.

The Cambodian newspaper claims according to a spokesman from Cambodia Airports, the Thai carrier will serve to deliver shipments for German integrator DHL.

K Mile Air adds to the growing cargo route network into Cambodia, which has seen in recent times the likes of AirBridgeCargo Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Emirates SkyCargo start operating services.

The Bangkok-based cargo airline will use a Boeing 747-400 with a cargo capacity of 15 tonnes, five days a week, while newspaper claims the charter flights could eventually lead to scheduled service.

The surge in cargo traffic to Cambodia’s improving economy and political stability is said to have given investors and airlines more confidence in the market.

Cambodia Airports, the operator of three international airports, reports cargo volumes in Phnom Penh grew to 16,848 tonnes in the first five months of 2016, a 14.6 per cent increase over the same period last year.