Cambodia Angkor Air takes delivery of an A321

Cambodia Angkor Air (Phnom Penh) today (September 2) took delivery of its first Airbus A321.

From the Phnom Penh Post:

The Phnom Penh Post
Wednesday, 02 September 2009
Nguon Sovan

New national carrier Cambodia Angkor Air (CAA) will receive today delivery of a new Airbus A321 at Phnom Penh International Airport, an official said Tuesday.

Soy Sokhan, undersecretary of state at the secretariat of civil aviation, who is in charge of all matters related to CAA within the government, said the new passenger jet would go into service from Saturday.

“In operating the new aircraft, we will triple return flights between Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City – so now 21 flights a week – and double return flights between Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh, so that will be 14 flights [per week] from Saturday,” he said Tuesday.

The airline – which launched July 27 – had seen a steady increase in passenger numbers, with an average passenger load of between 30 and 40 percent during the first month of operations, he said, without supplying official data, which he said was not yet available.