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Chartered carrier takes off

Newly established Wat Phnom Airlines completed its maiden flight to Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport on July 10. But its predecessor, grounded Tonlesap Airlines, is said to owe the same airport more than $50,000 in landing fees. The local chartered carrier “is officially in business after it ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/chartered-carrier-takes

Thai AirAsia on Siem Reap price war

Thai AirAsia (TAA) is breaking into the Bangkok-Siem Reap segment long dominated by Bangkok Airways in a move reflecting Cambodia’s new directive to open up its top destination for mass tourism. TAA secured permission from Cambodian authorities to launch a daily service starting on Oct ...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/aviation/360031/taa-ready-for-price-war-on-new-siem-reap-route

New name, same airline

Grounded Tonlesap Airlines has changed its name to Wat Phnom Airlines, an official with Cambodia’s State Secretariat of Civil Aviation said yesterday, about two months after the local chartered carrier suspended all of its flights. Wat Phnom Airlines is now in the process of applying for ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013061966352/Business/new-name-same-airline.html

Tonle Sap Airlines suspends its flights

Local charter carrier Tonle Sap Airlines has suspended flights until June, in what appears to be the latest of a series of disruptions affecting the airline, which has also recently encountered financial turbulence. The airline, which operates chartered flights from Siem Reap to China, Taipei, and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013050965498/Business/tonle-sap-airlines-suspends-its-flights.html

Cambodia-Vietnam trade, investment see marked rises in 2012

Bilateral trade volume between Cambodia and Vietnam jumped to 3.3 billion U.S. dollars in 2012, a 18 percent rise from 2.8 billion U.S. dollars in 2011, according to a report provided by the Association of Vietnam Investment in Cambodia on Saturday. The report also said ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-12/29/c_132070890.htm

Vietnam listed in top five investors in Cambodia

The figures were released at a recent conference reviewing three years of Vietnamese trade and investment promotion in Cambodia, held by the Association of Vietnamese Investors in Cambodia (AVIC) in Phnom Penh. In 2010, Vietnam had only 41 investment projects totaling US$566 million in Cambodia. AVIC has ...

http://talkvietnam.com/2012/12/vietnam-listed-in-top-five-investors-in-cambodia/#.UNvPbqzfmW4

German airline Condor launches direct flight to Cambodia

The German airline Condor Air launched its first direct flight from Frankfurt to Cambodia’s Siem Reap province famous for its world heritage site on Saturday morning. Landing at the Siem Reap International Airport, the aircraft was cordially greeted by Cambodian government officials including Mao Havannall, secretary ...

http://www.nzweek.com/business/german-airline-condor-launches-direct-flight-to-cambodia-20833/

Hun Sen announces new airport

Prime Minister Hun Sen requisitioned 768 hectares of land on Saturday that will be used to build an international airport in Kampong Chhnang after 2025. During presiding over a land title distribution ceremony in Kampong Chhnang province, the prime minister announced the expansion of the airport. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102959448/Business/hun-sen-announces-new-airport.html

Pol Pot-Era Airbase Earmarked as Future Tourist Gateway

Prime Minister Hun Sen said Saturday that in order to manage future tourist numbers, the government will construct a new international airport on the site of the Kampong Chhnang airbase, which was built by slave labor during the Khmer Rouge regime. Mr. Hun Sen said that ...

Three More Airlines to Offer Flights to Cambodia

Three more international airlines will soon begin operating flights to Cambodia’s two main airports, according to Cambodia Airports, which owns and operates the facilities. Lao Central Airlines and Qatar Airways will offer flights to Phnom Penh, and Frankfurt-based Condor Air will fly direct to Siem Reap, ...

Cambodia Airports Funds Study of Five Airstrips

Cambodia Airports, which operates the country’s three international airports, has financed a study of five of the country’s unused domestic airstrips ahead of government plans to rehabilitate the facilities, a representative of the company said yesterday. Khek Norinda, communications manager at the Cambodia Airports, said that ...

Aviation in the Kingdom soaring with new flights and airport plans

Cambodian aviation continues its ascent with the Oct. 1 launch of Singaporean low-cost carrier Tiger Airway’s daily direct service to Phnom Penh, ongoing airport expansions and the announcement of several new airport projects. Currently, there are more than 20 international airlines offering service to Cambodia for a ...

Phnom Penh to get new airport

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced yesterday that Cambodia is going to build a new international airport in Phnom Penh, in response to the rising number of passengers received every year. The Kingdom is expected to get seven million tourists a year by 2020. The initial concept ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092158838/Business/phnom-penhs-second-airport-takes-off.html

Number of Airport Passengers Soars in 2012

The number of passengers arriving at Cambodia’s two main airports in the first eight months of the year increased 17.7 percent to more than 1.3 million people, compared to about 1.1 million people during the same period last year, figures released by Cambodian Airports show. Between ...

Myanmar Airways Suspends Flights to Cambodia

Myanmar Airways has temporarily suspended direct flights from Rangoon to Siem Reap and Phnom Penh due to low passenger numbers, an official at the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) said yesterday. “We don’t know how long they will suspend operations, but when they get ...

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