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Kingdom’s air passenger traffic grows 12 percent

Passenger traffic at Cambodian airports grew by 12 percent in the first eleven months of this year because of new air routes and new airlines being put into operation.

Figures from Cambodia Airports, which manages the country’s three international airports, show that from January to November, passengers amounted to 10.6 million people.

Phnom Penh International Airport and Sihanoukville International Airport saw the biggest traffic growth, while Siem Reap International Airport experienced a decline in traffic.

Siem Reap International Airport, on the other hand, saw passenger traffic fall 11 percent, to 3.5 million.

“For Phnom Penh international Airport, the growth is driven by new airlines and routes,” said Khek Norinda, communications and public relations director at Cambodia Airports, citing the carrier Citylink’s new route between Jakarta and Phnom Penh and also Chinese carriers.

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10 Jan 2020


Air Asia to Establish Cambodia Air Asia

AirAsia, the Malaysia-based low-cost airline aims to establish Cambodia Air Asia in the Kingdom of Cambodia, says AirAsia’s Group President Bo Lingam.

Minister of the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) Mao Havanall, welcomed the move. He said that Cambodia has full peace, stability, economic growth and is ranked the number 3 for having a good investment environment in Asia for foreign investors.

This is the second time that AirAsia has declared an interest I creating an AirAsia Cambodia. In May 2017, the continent’s largest budget airline, headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, wanted to open a subsidiary company in Cambodia to handle an anticipated increase in the number of passengers travelling to Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville from Malaysia.

The purpose of forming AirAsia Cambodia was brought up by AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes in his meeting with Prime Minister HE at the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on Asean in May 2017.

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Post by Doc67 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:13 pm

Kung-fu Hillbilly wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:51 pm
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10 Jan 2020


Air Asia to Establish Cambodia Air Asia

AirAsia, the Malaysia-based low-cost airline aims to establish Cambodia Air Asia in the Kingdom of Cambodia, says AirAsia’s Group President Bo Lingam.

Minister of the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) Mao Havanall, welcomed the move. He said that Cambodia has full peace, stability, economic growth and is ranked the number 3 for having a good investment environment in Asia for foreign investors.

This is the second time that AirAsia has declared an interest I creating an AirAsia Cambodia. In May 2017, the continent’s largest budget airline, headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, wanted to open a subsidiary company in Cambodia to handle an anticipated increase in the number of passengers travelling to Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville from Malaysia.

The purpose of forming AirAsia Cambodia was brought up by AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes in his meeting with Prime Minister HE at the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on Asean in May 2017.

full.https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50678868/a ... ew-heights
Does this mean they can then fly direct to many destinations rather than have to route through KL?

Philippines for example, or Australia?
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Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:41 pm

Doc67 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:13 pm
Kung-fu Hillbilly wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:51 pm


Air Asia to Establish Cambodia Air Asia

AirAsia, the Malaysia-based low-cost airline aims to establish Cambodia Air Asia in the Kingdom of Cambodia, says AirAsia’s Group President Bo Lingam.

full.https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50678868/a ... ew-heights
Does this mean they can then fly direct to many destinations rather than have to route through KL?

Philippines for example, or Australia?
I'd imagine it largely depends on demand.
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Post by rogerrabbit » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:23 pm

Doc67 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:13 pm
Kung-fu Hillbilly wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:51 pm
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Sok Chan / Khmer Times
10 Jan 2020


Air Asia to Establish Cambodia Air Asia

AirAsia, the Malaysia-based low-cost airline aims to establish Cambodia Air Asia in the Kingdom of Cambodia, says AirAsia’s Group President Bo Lingam.

Minister of the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) Mao Havanall, welcomed the move. He said that Cambodia has full peace, stability, economic growth and is ranked the number 3 for having a good investment environment in Asia for foreign investors.

This is the second time that AirAsia has declared an interest I creating an AirAsia Cambodia. In May 2017, the continent’s largest budget airline, headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, wanted to open a subsidiary company in Cambodia to handle an anticipated increase in the number of passengers travelling to Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville from Malaysia.

The purpose of forming AirAsia Cambodia was brought up by AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes in his meeting with Prime Minister HE at the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on Asean in May 2017.

full.https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50678868/a ... ew-heights
Does this mean they can then fly direct to many destinations rather than have to route through KL?

Philippines for example, or Australia?
Basically yes but of course as Hillbilly said, it largely depends on demand. But flights to long distance destinations, like Australia, won't happen as those are operated by different entity always and surely it would take very long until there is enough demand for those from/to Cambodia.

Strong rumours for long time already have said that the possible main hub for AirAsia would be Sihanoukville. I'm sure AirAsia want's to have share of the SEA-China market and thus Sihanoukville would be pretty ideal location. A) There is already demand in that area, B) convenient distance to operate A320 planes to/from major cities in China, C) from Sihanoukville it's pretty easy to continue to KL, SG and other destinations within SEA and, D) and maybe most important is the strong relationship with China and Cambodia so it probably would be easier to get slots from China for their flights through Cambodian AirAsia.

But who would be the local partner for AirAsia? Does Royal Group have the money? Some Chinese investor?
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Post by Doc67 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:43 am

Kung-fu Hillbilly wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:41 pm
Doc67 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:13 pm
Kung-fu Hillbilly wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:51 pm


Air Asia to Establish Cambodia Air Asia

AirAsia, the Malaysia-based low-cost airline aims to establish Cambodia Air Asia in the Kingdom of Cambodia, says AirAsia’s Group President Bo Lingam.

full.https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50678868/a ... ew-heights
Does this mean they can then fly direct to many destinations rather than have to route through KL?

Philippines for example, or Australia?
I'd imagine it largely depends on demand.
Yes, of course. And as probably the cheapest way from PP to Australia is already via Air Asia via KL, I don't suppose they want to create their own demand from their existing demand.
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Foreign, local carriers make bids for Malaysia Airlines: Report

Air France-KLM, Japan Airlines and AirAsia are among the carriers interested in buying a stake in Malaysia Airlines.

Proposals to invest in ailing Malaysia Airlines include one from Air France-KLM which wants as much as 49 percent while Japan Airlines is looking at a 25 percent stake, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters news agency.

Domestic carrier AirAsia Group Berhad and Malindo Air, the Malaysian arm of Indonesia's Lion Air, have also submitted proposals, the sources said.

"The bids from the foreign carriers are more comprehensive and strategic as both plan to capitalise on the strategic location of Malaysia for their operations," said one of the sources.

The Malaysian government has been seeking a strategic partner for its national airline, which has struggled to recover from two tragedies - the mysterious disappearance of flight MH370 and the shooting down of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine - in 2014.

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Iranian plane lands in city street in Mahshahr

By Bella Peacock
27 Jan 2020


A Caspian Airlines passenger plane has landed in the middle of a residential street in Mahshahr, a city in south-western Iran. All 130 passengers on board the aircraft are reported to be safe, according to the Teran Times.

The plane is reported to have overshot the runway upon landing, going off course and eventually coming to a stop on a city street.



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Stuart Marsh
5th Feb 2020


Cathay Pacific asks staff to take three weeks unpaid leave as coronavirus hits bottom line

Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific has appealed to staff to take unpaid leave as the coronavirus crisis weighs heavily on the company's bottom line.

In a video to staff, Cathay Pacific's CEO Augustus Tang Kin-wing announced a "special unpaid leave scheme" for the airline's 27,000 staff.

As part of the scheme, from the 1st of March until June 30th employees will have the option to take three weeks of unpaid leave.

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Post by Doc67 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:16 pm

New record from New York to London. Storm Ciara pushed the BA 747 to enable it to arrive 1 hour and 42 minutes ahead of schedule
completing the flight in 4 hours and 56 minutes.

https://news.sky.com/story/storm-ciara- ... d-11930363
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