Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - New airline gets closer to launch

New airline gets closer to launch

New airline gets closer to launch

Cambodia Bayon Airlines will soon import two Modern Ark 60 aircrafts from the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), with plans to begin domestic flights before the end of the year, a company representative said yesterday.

Bayon will sign an agreement with AVIC on Thursday – the same day the company announces its official establishment in Cambodia, said Taing Chung Leang, vice president of parent company Bayon Holdings Limited.

“We will fly regularly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap every 45 minutes,” he said, adding that flights from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville will be scheduled twice a day.

Chung Leang said the new aircrafts can carry up to 50 passengers and the company plans to expand its fleet to five planes by the end of 2015.

“We see a big potential in domestic flight market as the number of tourists in Cambodia increase annually.”

The firm is in the process of applying for an Air Operators Certificate from the Secretary of State Secretariat of Civil Aviation of Cambodia (SSCA).

Keo Sivorn, director general at the SSCA, told the Post that Bayon was on track to receive their licence by the end of the year.

“Their working process is modern and quicker compared to other companies that we are used to working with.”

MOST VIEWED

  • Serious flooding across country

    The Kampong Speu provincial Committee for Disaster Management on Wednesday issued an alert after non-stop heavy rain caused widespread flooding. In Koh Kong province, authorities are working with the disaster committee and the Cambodian Red Cross to assist those affected after more than 350 homes were

  • CNRP points to King in call for vote boycott

    Leaders of the former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) have taken a new tack in their call for a boycott of the national elections later this month. They are now claiming that the people should follow the King, who is expected to abide by tradition

  • Troop moves ‘won’t worry people’

    Senior officials at the Ministry of Defence and National Police said on Tuesday that riot training provided to the country’s police forces were aimed at preventing unexpected demonstrations and strikes before and after the July 29 national elections. The troop mobilisation, they said, would not

  • Malaysian MP calls on his government to take stand on Cambodian elections

    A Malaysian parliamentarian raised concerns in his country on Wednesday about Cambodia’s July 29 national elections and urged his government to clarify its position on the subject, the Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said on Thursday. Wong Chen, a member of the People’s