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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

Cambodia unveils strategy to attract Chinese tourists

Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism on Wednesday finalized its 5-year strategic plan to attract at least 1.3 million Chinese visitors by 2018. Speaking at a seminar on Cambodia tourism marketing strategy targeting China, So Visothy, director of the Tourism Ministry’s Marketing and Promotion Department, said that currently ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-06/19/c_132467692.htm

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

Troubles for Tonlesap Air

About two months after Phnom Penh-based Tonlesap Airlines suspended its chartered flights, the local carrier’s future seems as cloudy as ever. Vann Chanty, the director of air transport with Cambodia’s State Secretariat of Civil Aviation, said yesterday that the airline had not resumed operations and that ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013061766300/Business/troubles-for-tonlesap-air.html

Cambodia Carrier on Track with New Flights

Cambodia Angkor Air will launch routes to China and the South Korean city of Seoul by August while it eyes additional destinations to Singapore and Malaysia, according to a senior official with the country’s national carrier. “Singapore is a hub for Asia, so we have ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013060466030/Business/cambodia-carrier-on-track-with-new-flights.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

Taiwan-Cambodia flight delay affects hundreds

Cambodia’s Tonlesap Airlines said Saturday that one of its scheduled flights from Taiwan to the Cambodian city of Siem Reap that day would be further delayed due to an engine failure, further enraging 167 already angry passengers who had been waiting for hours for their ...

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2013/02/17/370444/Taiwan-Cambodia-flight.htm

Siem Reap International Airport records 340,000 passengers in January, South Korea stands first row

PHNOM PENH: the Siem reap international airport announced today that it gained 340,000 passengers for January and the South Korean passengers stand first class. “This is first time in its history, [sic] the statement said. It adds: barely a month after crossing the 2-millionth passenger milestone, ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/?p=5355

Qatar Airways to Cambodia

Qatar Airways will add a stop in Phnom Penh on it [sic] Doha-Ho Chi Minh City route, 20 February, while Air France announced it will pull its Phnom Penh service in March. Qatar Airways will operate a daily service between Doha-Phnom Penh via Ho Chi Minh ...

http://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2012/12/qatar-airways-to-cambodia/

Air France ceases direct Cambodia services

It was a major event for Cambodia. Some 35 years after flying for the last time with a Boeing 707 from Phnom Penh to Paris, French national carrier Air France-KLM was back to the Cambodian capital. The flight was first operated with an Airbus A340-300, ...

http://www.traveldailynews.asia/news/article/50995/air-france-ceases-direct-cambodia

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 ...

Silk Air celebrates 20 years in Kingdom

Nagaworld Hotel was the venue for Monday night’s occasion, exactly 20 years after the very first Silk Air flight into Phnom Penh on October 1, 1992. The event came on the same evening as the launch of Tiger Airways’ service between Phnom Penh and Singapore ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100359054/Business/silk-air-celebrates-20-years-in-cambodia.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 ...

Cambodia, Dubai Sign Deal to Start Direct Flights

Cambodia and the United Arab Emirates signed a memorandum of understanding to establish direct flights between the two countries, said Tith Chantha, director general of Tourism Ministry. Tourism Minister Thong Khon inked the deal to establish flights from Dubai to an unspecified destination in Cambodia during ...

UAE, Cambodia look to lift tourism

Cambodia’s tourism ministry and United Arab Emirates officials have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen tourism to the Kingdom, officials said during a press conference at Phnom Penh’s international airport. Tourism Minister Thong Khon said the memorandum of understanding (MoU) would provide more opportunities for ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012090758551/Business/uae-cambodia-look-to-lift-tourism.html

Indian envoy seeks direct flights to Cambodia

India’s Ambassador Dinesh K. Patnaik pledged Tuesday to urge Indian airlines to operate direct flights to Cambodia in order to boost bilateral relations in trade, investment and tourism. ...

http://in.news.yahoo.com/indian-envoy-seeks-direct-flights-cambodia-061659956.html

Cambodia wants Kuwait tourists

Tourism officials in the Kingdom have suggested that the Kuwaiti ambassador should push for direct flights between Cambodia and Kuwait, and invited Kuwaitis to invest in Cambodia’s soaring tourism sector. “We need more and more investment in the tourism sector,” said tourism minister Thong Khon. He ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052956447/Business/cambodia-wants-kuwait-tourists.html

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