A Chinese-backed airline, JC International Airlines, was launched in Cambodia on Saturday with daily flights between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap province, and Siem Reap province and Sihanoukville.
Dongyan Huang, chief executive officer of the Phnom Penh-based JC International Airlines, said the airline launched its operation with the investment capital of 50 million US dollars.
She said the company is operating with two brand new Airbus A320 aircraft, a single class with the capacity of 180 seats.
"We will add three more planes throughout this year, including one in June, another in October and the other in December, to expand flights to ASEAN, China, Japan and South Korea," she said.
Tong Lecheng, chairman and founder of JC International Airlines, said the airline commenced its first flights on March 17 between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap province, and Siem Reap province and Sihanoukville.
To date, there are a total of five Cambodia's local airlines - Cambodia Angkor Air, Sky Angkor Airlines, Cambodia Bayon Airlines, Bassaka Air and JC International Airlines.