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Article from BTNews 1 NOVEMBER 2010

Phnom Penh to Paris

Air France is to start operating a three times per week service between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital, starting 27 March 2011.  The French influence is paramount in the city, Cambodia a protectorate of France from 1863 to 1953. 

The flights, which will go via Bangkok, will be initially operated by an Airbus A340-300 equipped with 275 seats (30 in Business, 21 in Premium Voyageur and 224 in Voyageur-Economy).  Subsequently for the summer season 2011 the Airbus will be replaced by a Boeing 777-300ER equipped with 309 seats (35 in Business, 24 in Premium Voyageur and 250 in Voyageur-Economy).  

Today Cambodia is a left leaning Kingdom with textiles as the major currency earner followed by tourism. www.airfrance.fr

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