New smart airport aims to drive more tourists into Siem Reap

Cambodia Angkor Air and Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to build a smart airport in Siem Reap, the global travel service provider said in a news release. ...

Yatt Malai

Cambodia Angkor Air ready to take-off

Cambodia Angkor Air, the national flag carrier, says its business operations are optimistic and well prepared in terms of strengthening domestic flights and expanding international flights, according to its chairman. ...

Sok Chan

Angkor Air, Air France MoU

Cambodia Angkor Air and Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding to cover component support and maintenance services for the national flag carrier’s fleet of Airbus A320.   ...

Sok Chan

Flag carrier to expand fleet with two dry-leased A320s

Cambodia Angkor Air, the Kingdom’s flag carrier, inked an agreement with Singapore-based aircraft leasing company BOC Aviation Ltd yesterday to dry lease two Airbus A320s, with the new planes scheduled for delivery by the end of the year. ...

Hor Kimsay

Direct international flights from Sihanoukville

The national carrier, Cambodia Angkor Air, officially launched on Friday its scheduled flight services connecting Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to the Kingdom’s coastal resort in Sihanoukville, in a move that could further boost tourist arrivals. ...

May Kunmakara

National carrier expands routes

The Kingdom’s national flagship carrier Cambodia Angkor Air is now setting its sights to fly to international destinations in an interline agreement with South Korea-based Jin Air. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between Cambodia Angkor Air and Jin Air late last week paves the ...

May Kunmakara

Siem Reap to Danang air link studied

Cambodia Angkor Air is studying a tourism air route linking Cambodia’s Siem Reap province, home of the Angkor temples, and Vietnam’s Danang, a coastal city popular with tourists. ...

Chea Vannak

New flights to target beach tourists

National airline Cambodia Angkor Air will officially start regular flights between Sihanoukville and Ho Chi Minh City on June 17 in response to the increase in tourists wanting to use the route. ...

May Kunmakara

Kingdom’s airlines adjusting course due to slower tourism

Tighter competition and a slowdown in international tourism growth has prompted airlines registered in Cambodia to scale back their fleet expansion plans and shift focus to serving the more promising Chinese tourist market, new research shows. ...

Cam McGrath and Sor Chandara

Cambodia Airports to incentivise Sihanoukville tourism

In a bid to increase tourist arrivals and promote Sihanoukville as a beach destination, Cambodia Airports, the private company that manages the Kingdom’s three international airports, announced yesterday that it will provide monetary incentives to airlines that bring in foreign visitors to the coastal city.Speaking ...

Sor Chandara

More Cambodians join pilot training

Five aspiring Cambodian pilots attended their first class yesterday of a 16-month flight-training program by Viet Flight Training (VFT) that will qualify them to be commercial airline pilots, making them among the first Cambodian nationals to earn their wings in decades.The five students are the ...

Ayanna Runcie

Sihanoukville international airport prepares for take off

Long overlooked, Cambodia’s third international airport is undergoing a major upgrade, big enough to firmly place it on Southeast Asia’s tourism map. By the end of next year, it is be ready to handle 10,000 air passengers a week. ...

Jack Laurenson

Cambodia broadens appeal to woo Chinese visitors

Developing Cambodia as a diverse travel destination and establishing direct flights will help attract more travelers from China, the country’s second largest source market. Cambodian Ministry of Tourism director of marketing and promotion, Visothy So, emphasized that Cambodia needs to brand itself as a destination with ...

Yvonne Chang

Boost for Cambodia’s tourism

Cambodia’s Prime Minister, Hun Sen, says Asia Atlantic Airlines’ upcoming flights that will connect Thailand, Cambodia and Japan will benefit the country’s tourism industry. The airline will fly from Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi Airport and stop in Phnom Penh before flying to Toyko’ Narita, with full traffic rights. The ...

Wanwisa Ngamsangchaikit

Instability delays CAA launching new routes

Cambodia Angkor Air (CAA) will delay the launch of its planned direct flights to Beijing, Tokyo and Singapore due to unrest in neighbouring countries, the airline said yesterday. Originally slated to open the new routes before the end of the year, tensions in Thailand and Vietnam ...

May Kunmakara

Open skies policy examined

Promising to dramatically open up the region’s airways, the planned Asean Single Aviation Market (ASAM) will bring with it fierce competition and price wars, experts said yesterday during a seminar on the subject at the Phnom Penh Hotel. The seminar brought representatives from the majority of ...

Eddie Morton

China fuels Cambodia’s airline growth

The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation says Cambodia’s aviation market grew briskly for the second consecutive year as national and foreign airlines added routes to China amid a surge in Chinese nationals visiting the country. The centre reported Cambodia has emerged as one of the fastest ...

Wanwisa Ngamsangchaikit

Cambodia copes with double-digit traffic growth

The Cambodian government recently awarded the operator of its three international airports more than $100 million for upgrades in an effort to accommodate strong passenger growth driven by the country’s nascent tourism industry. Cambodia Airports—the subsidiary of Italian firm Vinci, which serves as the concession ...

Jennifer Meszaros

One airline is enough: report

Cambodia’s aviation sector doesn’t need a second domestic carrier, according to a new report from the Australia-based Centre for Aviation (CAPA). The report, published yesterday, is the latest instalment in a two-part analysis of the country’s aviation industry, and focuses on Cambodia Airlines, the Royal Group ...

Eddie Morton

Cambodia's Angkor heritage site attracts nearly 2 mln foreign tourists in 11 months

Cambodia’s Angkor Wat Temple, one of the world heritage sites, had received some 1.98 million international visitors in the first 11 months of 2013, up 8 percent from 1.83 million tourists over the same period last year, a tourism report said Wednesday. During the January-November ...

Global Times News Staff

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 ...

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