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New airline gets closer to launch

Cambodia Bayon Airlines will soon import two Modern Ark 60 aircrafts from the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), with plans to begin domestic flights before the end of the year, a company representative said yesterday. Bayon will sign an agreement with AVIC on Thursday ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/new-airline-gets-closer-launch

Secretariat of Civil Aviation to ‘swap’ headquarters

The State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) has swapped its headquarters on Norodom Boulevard and will move to a location adjacent to Phnom Penh International Airport by next year, civil aviation officials confirmed Tuesday. Sinn Chanserey Vutha, deputy director-general of the SSCA, said construction on the ...

Khy Sovuthy and Joshua Wilwohl
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/secretariat-of-civil-aviation-to-swap-headquarters-57076/

Laos plans new consulate

Laos plans to establish consulate general in Siem Reap province to boost bilateral cooperation with Cambodia through tourism and trade, a senior official from Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday. “Tourism from Laos is increasing annually, so Lao PDR will establish a general consulate based ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/laos-plans-new-consulate

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/open-skies-policy-examined

Government warns frequent flier

A dispute has erupted off the coast of Sihanoukville. On one side is the country’s aviation authority, backed by the local airport. On the other side are a couple of guys and a few flying boats. The State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) said yesterday that ...

Eddie Morton and Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/government-warns-frequent-flier

Direct Japan flights set to take off later in year: PM

Japan will introduce direct flights to and from Cambodia this year in an effort to bolster trade, investment and tourism between the two nations, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Friday. Hun Sen announced the plan at a meeting with a delegation led by Hideo ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/direct-japan-flights-set-take-later-year-pm

Cambodia’s aviation sector rapidly growing: report

Capitalising on booming travel from Vietnam and China, the domestic aviation sector has enjoyed 18 per cent passenger growth for the second year running, according to a new report, which describes Cambodia as having one of the fastest-growing markets in Southeast Asia. The report, by the ...

Eddie Morton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia%E2%80%99s-aviation-sector-rapidly-growing-report

Aspara International's China flights delayed

The launch of a new airline promising regular flights between Phnom Penh and China has been stalled, awaiting government approval. Apsara International Air – co-owned by Chinese and Cambodian investors – now plans to begin operations sometime in 2014 as talks between the airline and the ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/aspara-internationals-china-flights-delayed

Satellite system will save fuel and routes

Phnom Penh International Airport’s navigation system will be upgraded today with the installment of a new satellite-based system that aims to improve efficiency and reduce fuel usage, an aviation official said. Chhun Sivorn, director of the Air Navigation Standards and Safety Department of the State Secretariat ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/satellite-system-will-save-fuel-and-routes

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

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

Preah Vihear Families' Land Issues Go Unheard

About 50 families living on the site of the long-discussed Preah Vihear airport went to the provincial hall yesterday to request that local officials reconsider their earlier decision to refuse them land titles on the grounds that the airstrip would soon be rebuilt. Villagers attended ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Agreement for Government’s Jet Not Yet Signed

In the latest clarification from the government on the subject of it’s new private airliner, a senior aviation official said yesterday that the French-made Airbus A320 is not yet the property of Cambodia, as ownership documents have not been finalized. The 150-seat jet made its inaugural ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/agreement-for-governments-jet-not-yet-signed-11571/

Government's New Jet Takes To the Skies

The government’s brand-new Airbus A320 jet took off on official state business for the first time yesterday, when it departed from Phnom Penh International Airport en route to Beijing with King Norodom Sihamoni and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath. “It is the government’s plane and is for ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

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