AirAsia Cambodia opens a new chapter for Cambodian travel and ASEAN integration

Monday, May 06, 2024 17:30

AirAsia officially opens its seventh airline, AirAsia Cambodia. — Photo courtesy of the airline

AirAsia has announced the commencement of its seventh airline, AirAsia Cambodia, marking a significant step forward not just in the country’s aviation landscape but strengthening ASEAN as a vibrant aviation hub.

With an initial fleet of two Airbus A320s, the airline will operate from Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH), connecting travellers to Siem Reap and Sihanoukville, and beyond through hubs in Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok.

The start of the new airline represents an important milestone for the AirAsia Group as it recently announced its 'ONE Airline' strategy. AirAsia Cambodia is now well-positioned to become a formidable force in low-cost air travel across the country and beyond, leveraging the group’s core strength to drive customer and operational excellence for sustained growth and profitability.

Vissoth Nam, CEO of AirAsia Cambodia said: “AirAsia has a long history in Cambodia and we are proud to chart a new milestone not only for the airline industry in the region but for the country today.”

“The enhanced air connectivity has also contributed to the steady growth of the ASEAN tourism industry at an annual average rate of almost 10 per cent in the last decade. As AirAsia Cambodia joins the fray, we are poised to further expand on this growth while unlocking new experiences and opportunities for millions of Cambodians at the best value and world’s best services.”

As a group, AirAsia serves a total of six routes into Cambodia from Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok, carrying 1.3 million guests into the kingdom historically. AirAsia Cambodia will be announcing its international destinations in the next quarter following a careful assessment of demand and market dynamics. — VNS

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