AirAsia Cambodia Prepares to Launch Domestic Operations

By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 5 Min Read
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AirAsia Cambodia staff stand with airline CEO.
Photo Credit: AirAsia Cambodia

AirAsia Cambodia (KT) has confirmed its upcoming launch, providing domestic air travel services to three key destinations within Cambodia.

The new carrier will operate into Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and Sihanoukville, from 2 May 2024, with flights now available for booking.

Air Cambodia Operations Commence

AirAsia Cambodia will take to the skies on May 2nd, 2024, with two Airbus A320 aircraft stationed at Phnom Penh International Airport.

To celebrate their entry into the Cambodian market, AirAsia Cambodia is offering an attractive incentive. The airline will make 6,000 complimentary seats available for travel between May 2nd, 2024 and March 29th, 2025.

Booking a flight is a straightforward process. Customers can visit the main website, or use the AirAsia MOVE app (formerly known as the airasia Superapp) to secure their tickets.

AirAsia Cambodia prioritizes convenience by offering a variety of payment options through their primary payment gateway partner, Oriental Bank.

This includes support for major credit cards and KHQR, a popular mobile payment system in Cambodia.

AirAsia Cambodia’s reach will extend beyond domestic travel. An established international network allows for seamless connections to over 130 destinations across Asia and beyond.

This includes popular tourist spots like Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Australia. Their hubs in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Bangkok, Thailand act as connection points, allowing seamless travel to over 130 destinations.

AirAsia Cambodia CEO Comments

Vissoth Nam, CEO of AirAsia Cambodia, expressed his satisfaction. “We are delighted to launch AirAsia Cambodia and contribute to the vibrant Cambodian aviation landscape.”

“As a local airline, we are committed to offering competitive fares throughout the Kingdom. This will not only enhance domestic connectivity but also encourage extended stays for travelers.”

“Our long-term vision is to transform air travel in Cambodia, making it an integral part of the national transportation network”

“We will achieve this by providing exceptional service, competitive pricing, and robust connections, beginning with these initial three destinations,” he said.

To commemorate the launch, the Cambodian carrier offers compelling fares. These will start at USD49 all-in for one-way flights.

Additionally, 6,000 complimentary seats will make air travel accessible for both local residents and international visitors. This will allow them to explore the wonders of Cambodia affordably, Nam explains.

“AirAsia Cambodia’s launch coincides perfectly with the significant growth witnessed in Cambodia’s air travel and tourism sectors,” continued Mr. Nam.

An AirAsia A320 approaching to land.
Laurent ERRERA from L’Union, France, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

“We are confident that AirAsia Cambodia will play a pivotal role in reshaping the country’s aviation landscape.”

“We are committed to contributing to the local economy by creating employment opportunities. Also supporting the Cambodian government’s aspirations for economic growth and tourism development.”

Summary

AirAsia is a Malaysian multinational low-cost airline, the largest in all of Asia by passengers carried. They primarily focus on domestic and international scheduled flights. Here’s a quick rundown:

  • Founded in 1993, AirAsia underwent a major transformation in 2001 under new ownership and became a low-cost carrier leader.
  • They boast an extensive network, serving over 166 destinations spanning 25 countries, with major hubs in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Bangkok, Thailand.
  • AirAsia focuses on affordability, offering competitive fares and frequent promotions.
  • They operate a fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft, known for efficiency and passenger comfort on short to medium-haul flights.
  • While their core business is budget-friendly travel, AirAsia also has subsidiaries that cater to long-haul flights and offer premium amenities.

AirAsia Cambodia plans to revolutionize domestic travel in Cambodia with its focus on affordability, convenient booking options, and a commitment to creating a more connected nation through its route network.


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Now the Assistant Editor with AviationSource, I have almost 40 years' experience in aviation, starting in Australian flight crew and training. I worked as CFI/Chief Pilot with 2 organisations and was also a CASA approved testing officer and aeronautics lecturer. This led to components procurement for civil operators and the RAAF, and then maintenance programming with a global airborne geo-survey operator.