New Chinese-funded airline to launch in Cambodia

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SRPF7KBH2VCambodia’s State Secretariat of Civil Aviation on October 6 approved operations for a new Chinese-invested airline Bassaka Air, which is expected to take to the skies in October.

Chea Aun, under-secretary of state at the secretariat, presented an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) to Joseph Stecker, chief executive officer of Bassaka Air at a ceremony at the Civil Aviation office.

“Bassaka Air becomes Cambodia’s newest airline,” said a news statement from the secretariat.

According to the statement, the airline, sponsored by private Chinese investors, has partnered up with China International Travel Services and is run by professional airline management with decades of airline experience.

“Bassaka’s main business thrust is to attract mainland Chinese travelers to Cambodia in order to contribute to developing Cambodia’s tourism industry,” it said.

“The airline will initially operate two Airbus A320s, connecting several cities in China to Siem Reap’s Angkor and Phnom Penh.”

Keo Sivorn, director general of the secretariat, said the airline will also operate two flights per week from Macao to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap in mid-October.

“The upcoming flights will contribute to expanding air transport services and developing the tourism industry in Cambodia,” he said.
Last month, the Civil Aviation granted an AOC to Apsara International Air, which is a joint-venture between private Chinese and Cambodian investors. The airline is also expected to launch flights later this year.

 

 

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Cambodia’s State Secretariat of Civil Aviation on October 6 approved operations for a new Chinese-invested airline Bassaka Air, which is expected to take to the skies in October.

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SRPF7KBH2VCambodia’s State Secretariat of Civil Aviation on October 6 approved operations for a new Chinese-invested airline Bassaka Air, which is expected to take to the skies in October.

Chea Aun, under-secretary of state at the secretariat, presented an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) to Joseph Stecker, chief executive officer of Bassaka Air at a ceremony at the Civil Aviation office.

“Bassaka Air becomes Cambodia’s newest airline,” said a news statement from the secretariat.

According to the statement, the airline, sponsored by private Chinese investors, has partnered up with China International Travel Services and is run by professional airline management with decades of airline experience.

“Bassaka’s main business thrust is to attract mainland Chinese travelers to Cambodia in order to contribute to developing Cambodia’s tourism industry,” it said.

“The airline will initially operate two Airbus A320s, connecting several cities in China to Siem Reap’s Angkor and Phnom Penh.”

Keo Sivorn, director general of the secretariat, said the airline will also operate two flights per week from Macao to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap in mid-October.

“The upcoming flights will contribute to expanding air transport services and developing the tourism industry in Cambodia,” he said.
Last month, the Civil Aviation granted an AOC to Apsara International Air, which is a joint-venture between private Chinese and Cambodian investors. The airline is also expected to launch flights later this year.

 

 

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