Cambodia Angkor Air

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Not to be confused with Angkor Airways Corporation.
Not to be confused with Royal Air Cambodge. The Cambodia former national flag carrier.
Cambodia Angkor Air
អាកាសចរណ៍ជាតិ កម្ពុជា អង្គរ អ៊ែរ
Cambodia Angkor Air logo.gif
IATA
K6
ICAO
KHV
Callsign
ANGKOR AIR
Founded 2009
Commenced operations 28 July 2009; 5 years ago (2009-07-28)
Hubs
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer program TBA
Fleet size 7 (7 aircraft on order)
Destinations 13
Company slogan * Proudly the national flag carrier
* Discover Cambodia with the Kingdom Airlines
Parent company
Headquarters 206A, Preah Norodom Boulevard, Khan Chamkarmon District, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Key people

H.E.Tekret Samrach (Chairman) Mr.Trinh Hong Quang (CEO)

Website www.cambodiaangkorair.com

Cambodia Angkor Air (Khmer: កម្ពុជា អង្គរ អ៊ែរ) is the national flag carrier[1] airline of Cambodia, headquartered in Phnom Penh.[2] It commenced operations on 28 July 2009. The airline is owned by the Cambodian government (51%) and Vietnam Airlines (49%), the latter allowing for codeshare flights.[3]

History[edit]

Cambodia Angkor Air is a full service founded in July 2009, by both the Cambodian Government and Vietnam Airlines with an initial capital of $100 million. It offers both Business Class and Economy onboard its Airbus A321, whilst only economy is available onboard its ATR 72. It replaced national airline Royal Air Cambodge, which went bankrupt in 2001, and concentrates on serving tourist routes within Cambodia, most notably catering for visitors of Angkor Wat.[4]

Since its launch, Cambodia Angkor Air has largely enjoyed a monopoly in the Cambodian domestic aviation market. However Cambodia's domestic aviation sector is expected to become more competitive with the entry of 2 Cambodian carriers. One of the carrier named Cambodia Bayon Airlines and is backed by Joy Air, a company that is majority owned and controlled by China's China Eastern Airlines. The second carrier named Bassaka Air that joined hands with Naga corp, and has a view of Chinas' cities and neighbor countries as their future destination.

2009 July 28, Cambodia Angkor Air launched with flights with its ATR 72 on the following routes; Phnom Penh – Siem Reap, Phnom Penh – Ho Chi Minh and Siem Reap – Ho Chi Minh. Cambodia Angkor Air started codesharing with Vietnam Airlines and uses "VN" in place of its airline code "K6" with codeshare flight number on Vietnam routes.[5]

Development[edit]

2009 September 2 - National carrier Cambodia Angkor Air received a new Airbus A321.[6]

2011 December 14 - Cambodia Angkor Air started up a second domestic route within Cambodia, operating 3 weekly Siem Reap – Sihanoukville services on board an ATR 72 turboprop.[7]

2012 November 30 - Cambodia Angkor Air commenced flights to Thailand, between Siem Reap – Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (daily frequency) and breaks the monopoly of Thailand's carrier Bangkok Airways on this route. The route is operated by CAA's ATR 72 turboprop. On March 31 2013, Cambodia Angkor Air increased the frequency of Siem Reap to Bangkok, to include a second daily flight. In July later that year, it was increased again to three daily flights. [8] [9]

2013 January 7 - Cambodia Angkor Air revealed the launch of Hanoi services from both its hubs at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, with one daily flight each, on the Airbus A321. This was the second destination in Vietnam to be served by Cambodia Angkor Air.[10][11]

2013 February 1 - Cambodia Angkor Air launched its second route to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Thailand, from Phnom Penh. Flights are operated daily by an Airbus A321.[12]

2013 March 6 - Cambodia's flagship airline Cambodia Angkor Air forecasted a loss for the first time, due to the rapid expansion and increased exposure to competition.[13]

2013 March 6 - Cambodia Angkor Air adjusted the Sihanoukville operation, where the existing 3 weekly Siem Reap – Sihanoukville return service was be rerouted via Phnom Penh, with the flight operating as Siem Reap – Sihanoukville – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap.[14]

2013 July 14 - Cambodia Angkor Air commenced charter operations on Siem Reap – Xiamen route.[15]

2013 September 26 - Cambodia Angkor Air commences inaugural flights to China. Flights to Guangzhou, China from Siem Reap,Cambodia operate daily aboard an Airbus A321. This broke the monopoly of the Chinese carrier, China Southern Airlines who had operated a daily frequency (now 11 weekly).[16]

2013 December 26 - National carrier Cambodia Angkor Air commences seasonal Siem Reap – Hangzhou, China.

2013 December 26 - Cambodia Angkor Air commenced new scheduled services to Shanghai-Pudong,China from both its hubs at Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, each with four weekly frequencies on board Airbus A321 aircraft.[17]

2014 January 18 and 23 - Cambodia Angkor Air start its charter flight to Wenzhou and Zhengzhou.

2014 February 1 - Charter flights from Sieam Reap to Fuzhou began.

2015 January 16 - Cambodia Angkor Air launch a charter flight to Singapore Changi International Airport with Airbus A321.

Destinations[edit]

Cambodia Angkor Air serves the following ten destinations ( in five different countries ) as the following:

Future Destinations[edit]

Destinations under consideration by Cambodia Angkor Air:[20]

Country City Airport Notes Ref
China Beijing Beijing Capital International Airport Late 2014 or Early 2015
Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport
India
TBA
TBA
Japan
TBA
TBA
Republic of Korea Seoul-Incheon Seoul Incheon International Airport
Singapore Singapore Singapore Changi Airport Start on 16/01/15
Thailand Phuket Phuket International Airport
Vietnam Da Nang Da Nang International Airport

Cambodia Angkor Air office[edit]

Head office: House 206A, Preah Norodom Boulevard, Phnom Penh city, Cambodia
Siem Reap Office: House 17D, Omkhun Street, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Bangkok Office: 09th floor, Wave Place Building, 55 Wireless Road, Lumpinee Patumwan, Bangkok 10330

Codeshare agreements[edit]

Cambodia Angkor Air has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:

* SkyTeam member card can be use through connecting flight with Vietnam Airlines.

Fleet[edit]

Current[edit]

Cambodia Angkor Air Current Fleet
A Cambodia Angkor Air ATR 72-212A
Cambodia Angkor Air Airbus A321-200.


All of Cambodia Angkor Air's are leased from Vietnam Airlinesand as of June 2013, the Cambodia Angkor Air fleet had an average age of 4 years. The Cambodia Angkor Air fleet consists of the following aircraft:[21]
Cambodia Angkor Air fleet information
Aircraft In
service
Orders Passengers Deliveries Routes Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A321-200
4
2
16
168
184
2015
Medium- and long-haul international and domestic
(Domestic flight on K6 7112/13 only)
*New aircraft will delivered in 2015.
ATR 72-500
3
TBA
0
67
67
-
Short-haul international
and domestic
*Leased from Vietnam Airlines. An old, delivered ATR72-500 (VN-B210) operates primarily on domestic routes between Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville.
Total 7 2

On-board amenities[edit]

Dining[edit]

Cambodia Angkor Air offers a variety of on board meals, catering both Western and Special Meals which emphasize on flavours of the region. On short flights, a bottle of water is distributed and on longer flights meals and/or snacks are handed out. Children's meals, Religious meals and special diet meals are also available.

Extra seat for passenger[edit]

Extra seat service (EXST), is currently offered to oversized passengers, who may require 2 adjacent seats onboard in the same flight.
* 24 hours notice is required and not limited.
* Extra seat is required to book in the same class.
* Extra seat passenger is offered free allowance of baggage according to the seat he booked.
* extra seat, he/she will get 2 free allowance of baggage).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cambodia gets national carrier with Vietnam's help". Alibaba.com. 26 July 2009. Archived from the original on 16 July 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Contact Us." Cambodia Angkor Air. Retrieved 5 January 2013. "Phnom Penh (Head Office): House 206A, Preah Norodom Boulervard [sic], Sangkat Tonle Bassac, Khan Chamkarmorn, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. "
  3. ^ "Contacts." Cambodia Angkor Air. Retrieved 8 October 2009.
  4. ^ "Cambodia launches national airline". Saigon Giai Phong. 27 July 2009. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Camdobia Angkor Air launches operation". airlineroute.net/. 28 July 2009. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "New carrier buys Airbus jet". Phnom Penh Post. 2 September 2009. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Cambodia Angkor Air to start Siem Reap – Sihanoukville from Dec 2011". airlineroute.net/. 9 November 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Cambodia Angkor Air to Start Siem Reap – Bangkok Service from late-Nov 2012". airlineroute.net/. 9 November 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Cambodia Angkor Air Increases Ho Chi Minh / Bangkok Service from July 2013". airlineroute.net/. 19 June 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "Cambodia Angkor Air to Start Siem Reap – Bangkok Service from late-Nov 2012". airlineroute.net/. 9 November 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "Cambodia Angkor Air Expands Operation from Jan 2013". airlineroute.net/. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "Cambodia Angkor flies to Bangkok". opendevelopmentcambodia.net. 4 January 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Angkor Air forecasts first loss". Phnom Penh Post. 6 March 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  14. ^ "Cambodia Angkor Air S13 Sihanoukville Operation Changes". airlineroute.net/. 6 March 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  15. ^ "Airline will offer more China trips". opendevelopmentcambodia.net. 25 June 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  16. ^ "Cambodia Angkor Air to Start Siem Reap – Guangzhou Service from late-September 2013". airlineroute.net/. 11 September 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  17. ^ "Cambodia Angkor Air Plans Shanghai Service Launch from late-December 2013". airlineroute.net/. 15 October 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  18. ^ [url:http://airlineroute.net/2013/12/13/k6-wnzhgh-dec13/]
  19. ^ "Cambodia Angkor Air Starts Wuxi Service from late-Jan 2015". Airline Route. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  20. ^ "Cambodia Angkor Air routemap". cambodiaangkorair.com. 14 September 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  21. ^ "Cambodia Angkor Air Fleet Details and History". Planespotters.net. 19 June 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 

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