PM welcomes landing of first AirAsia Cambodia aircraft

PHNOM PENH: Samdech Moha Borvor Thipadei Hun Manet, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of , this evening extended welcome to the landing of the first AirAsia Cambodia aircraft at Phnom Penh International Airport.

“Welcome to the first AirAsia Cambodia aircraft that arrived at Phnom Penh International Airport on April 20, 2024,” said the Premier on his social media networks. “Beautifully designed with the picture of Temple and the word ‘Cambodia', the aircraft is ready for demonstration and test flight on April 30 to get an official flight operator certificate.”

The official domestic flights will be launched on May 2, 2024, said Samdech Thipadei Hun Manet.

As scheduled, he continued, AirAsia Cambodia will operate four flights per day for each Phnom Penh-Siem Reap and Preah Sihanouk-Siem Reap route.

According to Fly AirAsia's Facebook page, the aircraft's stunning name – Red Naga – and design draw inspiration from the Sacred Naga, a mythical animal, reprinting strength, protection, and abundance. The vibrant colours of red, blue, and white that adorn the aircraft evoke the beauty of the magnificent Angkor Wat Temple, which proudly inspired the Cambodian flag.

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