The Air Finland Boeing 757 landed with 215 passengers at the main airport in Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital, said Khek Norinda, a spokesman for the airport's operator, the French company Societe Concessionnaire des Aeroports.
The plane, with a crew of eight, flew from
The plane's arrival Friday was the first by a European commercial airline, he said, saying he hoped the direct link would help increase the number of European visitors to
"However, we need more time to assess accurately the effects of direct flights from European countries. We're just at the beginning," he said.
Air travel to and from
Last month, the government signed a joint venture agreement with two Indonesian companies to form a national airline to tap the country's growing tourism industry.
The ministry said South Korean, Japanese and