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Phnom Penh (VNA) - The Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia has said that Cambodia Angkor Air will resume regular flights from September 15.

The resumption of its operations currently is in line with the growing demand of domestic tourists facilitated by Cambodia being able to contain the spread of domestic COVID-19, the Khmer Times newspaper reported.

The Ministry of Tourism hopes that Cambodia Angkor Air will consider reopening flights between Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville at a time when road traffic is getting congested because of the increasing number of vehicles. This is also a request from domestic tourists, tour operators and as well as the investors.

According to Khek Norinda, public relations director at Cambodia Airports that manages three international airports in Cambodia, there has been a drop in traffic of people travelling to Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville airports of up to 75 percent in the last eight months. There has also been a drop in cargo being flown in and out of the country by up to 32 percent.

Khek Norinda said traffic at the three international airports this year has sharply dropped because of the COVID-19 pandemic./.