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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.

Cambodia Angkor Air launches operations

Cambodia Angkor Air (Phnom Penh) today (July 27) as planned launched scheduled passenger services to Siem Reap (Angkor Wat), Sihanoukville and Ho Chi Minh City with two ATR 72s operated by Vietnam Airlines in the joint venture. The colors are lavender and gold.

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Cambodia’s latest flag carrier: Cambodia Angkor

Cambodia Angkor Air (Phnom Penh) is Cambodia’s latest attempt to have a successful flag carrier. This new attempt is a joint venture between the government of Cambodia and Vietnam Airlines (Hanoi). The airline will start scheduled operations on July 27 from the new Preah Sihanouk International Airport (formerly named the Kang Keng Airport) to Siem Reap with two ATR 72s leased from Vietnam. However the airline is expected to operate Airbus A320s and A321s later this year to international destinations.