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AirAsia Cambodia takes off smoothly

May 2, 20243 minute read
AirAsia Cambodia takes off

The inaugural flight of AirAsia Cambodia takes off smoothly into the early morning sky this morning, headed for Siem Reap. Launched only six weeks ago, the first flight departed from Phnom Penh International Airport at 7:40am with an almost full load, landing at Siem Reap Angkor International Airport at 8:30am local time.

Passengers travelling to Siem Reap on flight KT102 were sent off by Bo Lingam, Group CEO of AirAsia Aviation Group and Vissoth Nam, CEO of AirAsia Cambodia, along with AirAsia management and Allstars. From  Siem Reap, the aircraft left for Sihanoukville, connecting three domestic destinations within Cambodia, before returning to their base in Phnom Penh. 

These initial routes underscore AirAsia Cambodia’s commitment to enhancing connectivity and providing affordable and convenient travel options for Cambodians and visitors alike. They are starting small, with only domestic services, but with a prime location in ASEAN, the opportunities for international destinations are already in their sights.

….. By providing great value and reliable air travel options, we are empowering Cambodians to explore their own backyard and fostering economic prosperity through increased tourism and business opportunities.Vissoth Nam, AirAsia Cambodia CEO

He added:

….. The timing of AirAsia Cambodia’s domestic flight launch is also opportune, coinciding with the government’s concerted efforts to attract more tourists to the culturally rich province of Siem Reap through the recently launched ‘Visit Siem Reap 2024’ campaign.

temples of Angkor Wat,AirAsia Cambodia takes off
Angkor Wat temple complex

He further noted that AirAsia Cambodia is proud to be at the forefront of this transformative journey in shaping Cambodia’s aviation future and stressed the new airline’s commitment to supporting the government’s tourism initiatives across the country through the provision of affordable travel options.

…. We are honoured to jointly celebrate the birth of our seventh AirAsia branded airline with our guests. Leveraging our strong foothold in ASEAN, AirAsia Cambodia is set to provide connectivity to over 130 destinations across Asia and beyond.Bo Lingam, Group CEO of AirAsia Aviation Group

As a Group, AirAsia flies to Cambodia internationally from its Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok hubs with 63 flights weekly. Domestically from today, the airline flies between Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville with daily flights. Book your flights on their official website or download the AirAsia MOVE app for Android, iPhone or Huawei.

AirAsia Cambodia takes off
Passengers are seen off with goodie bags by Captain Chester Voo, Deputy Group CEO (Airline Operations) of AirAsia Aviation Group, Bo Lingam, AirAsia Aviation Group CEO and Vissoth Nam, AirAsia Cambodia CEO.

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