The government announced that it will take action against any airlines involved in canceling and delaying flights without just cause.
Minister of Tourism Thong Khon said that tourists and travelers have increased criticism of airlines in Cambodia for canceling or delaying flights without justification.
The minister added that the issue was “frustrating and disappointing.” He noted that most officials, as well as tourists, had experienced problems with the airlines, making them miss important meeting and missions.
The minister announced that an inter-ministerial committee will call the heads of the airline companies, airport management, and other stakeholders to discuss these issues and the repercussions these entities face if they are caught repeatedly engaging in cancellations or delays.
Ho Vandy, an adviser to the Cambodian Association of Travel Agents, welcomed the government’s move to discipline the airline companies.
He said that the government’s actions would “benefit the tourism sector” and instill more confidence in investors interested in this sector.