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AirAsia to launch new Cambodia-based subsidiary this summer

by Jeffrey Teruel - Founder/Editor-Flights in Asia
Published on March 18, 2024


AirAsia has announced its newest subsidiary – AirAsia Cambodia – will be launched this summer.

AirAsia has announced its newest subsidiary – AirAsia Cambodia – will be launched this summer.

The Malaysia-based airline group announced that its new Cambodia-based venture is scheduled to start operations on May 2 using two Airbus A320 aircraft based at Phnom Penh International Airport. From Phnom Penh, the airline will initially operate domestic flights to Siem Reap and Sihanoukville.

“This is an exciting moment in our journey, and we are thrilled to start painting the Cambodian sky red. As a truly local airline, we are proud to introduce affordable fares to the Kingdom,” said Vissoth Nam, CEO, AirAsia Cambodia. “This will not only improve connectivity but also encourage travellers to stay longer in the country. Our vision is to transform the way people travel in Cambodia and make air travel an integral part of the country's transportation network by offering great value fares, exceptional service, and strong connectivity starting with these three destinations.”  

Nam added: “The timing could not be better for AirAsia Cambodia's debut, considering the significant growth witnessed in Cambodian air travel and tourism. We are confident that AirAsia Cambodia will play a pivotal role in reshaping the country's aviation landscape, contributing to fostering the local economy by providing jobs to locals and unconditionally supporting Cambodia's government aspirations for economic growth and tourism development.”

From the three cities where AirAsia Cambodia will operate, travelers can connect onto AirAsia's international network to over 130 destinations across Asia and beyond via Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok.

First announced towards the end of 2022, AirAsia Cambodia is a joint venture between the Malaysia-based AirAsia group and Cambodian investor Sivilai Asia. The new carrier will become the newest group carrier along with its other subsidiaries based in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. 

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