Two New Airlines Certified to Operate in Cambodia
AKP Phnom Penh, September 25, 2018 —
Cambodia has certified two new airlines to operate both domestic and international flights in the Kingdom.
Spokesperson of the Cambodia’s Secretariat of State Civil Aviation (SSCA) H.E. Sin Chansereyvutha considered this a move that will not only allow options for tourists, but also promote service quality.
“In a free market like Cambodia, more airline operations will promote completion in the country’s aviation industry which will consequently driving up service quality,” said the spokesperson.
Growing potential for tourists in Cambodia was credited for more investment in the sector.
The two newly certified carriers are Air Siem Reap owned by Thai company, and MJ Airlines, owned by a Chinese firm.
Nine airlines are currently operating in Cambodia – they are Cambodia Angkor Air, Cambodia Bayon Airlines, Bassaka Airlines, Small Planet Airlines, Lanmei Airlines, JC International Airlines, Sky Angkor Airlines, Cambodia Airways, and KC International Airlines.
According to the figure shared by Vinci Group, the company authorised to manage the three international airports in the country, Cambodia handled about 5.2 million air passengers in the first six months of 2018 – suggesting an increase of nearly 24 percent compared to the same period last year.
By Chea Vannak