Cambodia Angkor Air

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Cambodia Angkor Air
អាកាសចរណ៍ជាតិ កម្ពុជា អង្គរ អ៊ែរ
Cambodia Angkor Air logo.gif
IATA ICAO Callsign
Commenced operations 28 July 2009; 8 years ago (2009-07-28)
Secondary hubs
Frequent-flyer program AngkorWards
Fleet size 7
Destinations 20
Company slogan Proudly Serve the Kingdom
Parent company

Royal Cambodia Government 51%

Headquarters Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Key people

Cambodia Angkor Air (Khmer: កម្ពុជា អង្គរ អ៊ែរ) is the national flag carrier[1] airline of Cambodia, with its corporate headquarters and main hub in Phnom Penh.[2] It commenced operations on the 28 of July 2009. The airline was established as a joint venture by the Cambodian government (51%) and Vietnam Airlines (49%), the latter allowing for codeshare flights. All of its fleet and most of its staff are leased from Vietnam Airlines. [3]


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

Since its launch, Cambodia Angkor Air has largely enjoyed a monopoly in the Cambodian aviation market. However Cambodia's domestic aviation sector is expected to become more competitive with the recent entry of three Cambodian privately owned airlines. One of the airlines named Cambodia Bayon Airlines is backed by Joy Air, a company owned by China's China Eastern Airlines. The second carrier named Bassaka Air. The third, Sky Angkor Airlines, a joint venture by Korean and Cambodian investor has its focus on the Korean market.

Time Line[edit]

28 July 2009, 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]

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

14 December 2011 – 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]

30 November 2012 – 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 31 March 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]

7 January 2013 – 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.[8][10]

1 February 2013 – Cambodia Angkor Air launched its second route to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Thailand, from Phnom Penh. Flights are operated daily by an Airbus A321.[11]

6 March 2013 – Cambodia's flagship airline Cambodia Angkor Air forecasted a loss for the first time, due to the rapid expansion and increased exposure to competition.[12]

6 March 2013 – Cambodia Angkor Air adjusted the Sihanoukville operation, where the existing 3 weekly Siem Reap – Sihanoukville return service was rerouted via Phnom Penh, with the flight operating as Siem Reap – Sihanoukville – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap.[13]

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

26 September 2013 – 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).[15]

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

26 December 2013 – 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.[16]

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

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

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

25 October 2015 – Cambodia Angkor Air from 25OCT15 is launching new intra-Indo-China service, connecting flights between Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. The airline plans to operate Ho Chi Minh – Phnom Penh – Vientiane – Hanoi routing 3 times a week, using Airbus A321 aircraft.Vietnam Airlines will be placing its VN code on this service, Vietnam Airlines Operate on this route daily time and Cambodia Angkor Air K6 code will appear on Vietnam Airlines flight on this router either.

30 October 2015 – Cambodia Angkor Air resumes Siem Reap - Shanghai route.

25 December 2015 – Cambodia Angkor Air start charter flight to Seoul Incheon.

30 December 2016 – Cambodia Angkor Air resumes Siem Reap - Hanoi flight while the new A320-200 entry service in CAAC.


Cambodia Angkor Air serves the following destinations:

Focus City
Future Destination
Terminated route
City Country Airport Began Ended Refs
Phnom Penh Cambodia Phnom Penh International Airport 2009 present Hub[17]
Siem Reap Cambodia Siem Reap International Airport 2009 present Hub[17]
Sihanoukville Cambodia Sihanoukville International Airport 2012 present
Seoul South Korea Incheon International Airport 2016 present [18]
Guangzhou China Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport 2013 present
Shanghai China Shanghai Pudong International Airport 2013 present
Changsha China Changsha Huanghua International Airport 2015 present Charter
Chengdu China Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport 2015 present Charter
Chongqing China Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport 2015 present Charter
Hangzhou China Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport 2015 present Charter
Hefei China Hefei Xinqiao International Airport 2015 present Charter
Nanchang China Nanchang Changbei International Airport 2015 present Charter
Ningbo China Ningbo Lishe International Airport 2015 present Charter
Shenyang China Shenyang Taoxian International Airport 2015 present Charter
Tianjin China Tianjin Binhai International Airport 2015 present Charter
Wenzhou China Wenzhou Longwan International Airport 2015 present Charter
Wuxi China Sunan Shuofang International Airport 2015 present Charter
Xiamen China Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport 2012 2012 Terminated route
Zhengzhou China Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport 2015 present Charter
Singapore Singapore Singapore Changi Airport 2015 present Charter
Bangkok Thailand Suvarnabhumi International Airport 2013 present
Danang Vietnam Da Nang International Airport 2016 present [19]
Hanoi Vietnam Noi Bai International Airport 2015 presant
Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam Tan Son Nhat International Airport 2009 present Focus City
Luang Prabang Laos Luang Prabang International Airport 2015 present
Vientiane Laos Wattay International Airport 2015 2016 Terminated route
Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport 29 October 2017 [20]

Codeshare agreements[edit]

Cambodia Angkor Air has codeshare agreements with the following airline:


As of December 2016 the Cambodia Angkor Air fleet consists of the following aircraft:[21]

Cambodia Angkor Air Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A320-200 2 0 180 180[citation needed]
Airbus A321-200 1 16 168 184[citation needed]
ATR 72-500 3 0 68 68[citation needed]
Total 6

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Cambodia gets national carrier with Vietnam's help". 26 July 2009. Archived from the original on 16 July 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Contact Us". Cambodia Angkor Air. Retrieved 2015-02-22. Phnom Penh (Head Office): House 206A, Preah Norodom Boulevard, Phnom Penh city, Cambodia 
  3. ^ "Contacts Archived 4 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine.." 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". 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". 9 November 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Cambodia Angkor Air to Start Siem Reap – Bangkok Service from late-Nov 2012". 9 November 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Cambodia Angkor Air Increases Ho Chi Minh / Bangkok Service from July 2013". 19 June 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "Cambodia Angkor Air Expands Operation from Jan 2013". 2 January 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "Cambodia Angkor flies to Bangkok". 4 January 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "Angkor Air forecasts first loss". Phnom Penh Post. 6 March 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Cambodia Angkor Air S13 Sihanoukville Operation Changes". 6 March 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  14. ^ "Airline will offer more China trips". 25 June 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  15. ^ "Cambodia Angkor Air to Start Siem Reap – Guangzhou Service from late-September 2013". 11 September 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  16. ^ "Cambodia Angkor Air Plans Shanghai Service Launch from late-December 2013". 15 October 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  17. ^ a b "Cambodia Angkor Air destinations". 
  18. ^ "Cambodia Angkor Air to Start Phnom Penh – Seoul Operation from April 2016". airlineroute. Retrieved 7 March 2016. 
  19. ^ "Cambodia Angkor Air Adds New Vietnam Routes in S16". airlineroute. Retrieved 8 March 2016. 
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  21. ^ "Cambodia Angkor Air Fleet Details and History". 22 June 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2015.