Cambodia Bayon Airlines has received its air operator’s certificate (AOC), and plans to launch operations by the end of the month.
The AOC was presented to the airline by Cambodia’s State Secretariat of Civil Aviation on 23 December.
The carrier took delivery of its first Xian Aircraft MA60 turboprop on 15 December. It has said it will first operate domestic services from its Phnom Penh base before venturing into regional operations using Airbus A320s.
Cambodia Bayon will launch operations with thrice daily services on the Phnom Penh-Siem Reap route.
The carrier is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bayon Holding Limited, which in turned is owned by China’s Joy Air. Joy Air is a joint venture between AVIC Group and China Eastern Airlines.
Flightglobal’s Ascend Fleets database shows that Cambodia Bayon has one MA60, another on order, and a letter of intent for a further 18 of the type.
Source: Cirium Dashboard