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PAL Establishes New Cambodian Airline

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:49 am
by LurveBus
So... the parent company of Philippine Airlines has acquired a 49% stake in a new airline venture in Cambodia. It's gonna be called "Cambodian Airlines"

Link below:


http://www.philstar.com/business/201...te-sign-deal-establish-new-airline

RE: PAL Establishes New Cambodian Airline

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:56 am
by airlineaddict
Very interesting. I know FAA Cat I may be closer to reality than previously, but is Cambodian Airlines going to be PAL's back up plan should Cat I be delayed again (e.g., due to the sequester)? There was speculation it was going to be Cayman Airways, but Cambodian Airlines makes so much more sense.

Is Cambodia Cat I?

RE: PAL Establishes New Cambodian Airline

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:08 am
by Akiestar
I actually wonder how PAL will pull this off. Though the Cambodian aviation industry is booming, I don't know just how close this new airline will be to PAL.

Quoting airlineaddict (Reply 1):
Is Cambodia Cat I?

It's classified as neither, as there are no direct services (and there hasn't been) between Cambodia and the United States.

RE: PAL Establishes New Cambodian Airline

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:46 pm
by LurveBus
Initial fleet will be two A321s and a few turboprops. Will the A321s come from PAL?

The airline also apparently intends to connect to PR's network in MNL

RE: PAL Establishes New Cambodian Airline

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:57 am
by Lufthansa747
Why can't this Cat 2 just be lifted? Because they realize PR 77W will steal a lot of folks from UA etc...

4 flights to Cebu again on their new A320s and they are one of the finest carriers out there along with TG/CX/GA. And their domestic crews are top notch...

RE: PAL Establishes New Cambodian Airline

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:14 am
by DeltaB717
Quoting LurveBus (Reply 3):
Will the A321s come from PAL?

PAL doesn't have A321 yet, although did order some last November... not sure what their delivery timeframe looked like though?