Cambodia Angkor Air counting on Sabre technology to accelerate expansion plans

SINGAPORE, July 1, 2010 – Cambodia Angkor Air, one of Southeast Asia’s newest airlines, has migrated onto the SabreSonic Customer Sales and Service (CSS) solution, the industry’s most powerful revenue-generating and customer-focused reservations system, to underpin its expansion plans and be a leading airline in its region.

The airline, in operation since July 2009, is the national flag carrier of Cambodia and is owned by the Cambodian government and Vietnam Airlines Corporation. It currently operates 110 flights a week, with Vietnam being its first international point.


Cambodia Angkor Air, bolstered by growing tourism to the country, wants to begin international operations within ASEAN and further afield to Korea and China. The kingdom aims to lure three million tourists annually by 2010.

“Cambodia Angkor Air is anxious to become a full service carrier and to expand its international services as soon as possible. Judging from Vietnam Airlines’ positive experience implementing the Sabre system, we are confident the SabreSonic CSS solution will similarly drive our plans forward quickly and successfully,” said Mr. Trinh Ngoc Thanh, CEO of Cambodia Angkor Air.

“Cambodia Angkor Air is definitely in a strong success position. We appreciate their ambitions to grow quickly and Sabre’s comprehensive range of solutions can take them from start-up to expansion. That is one reason why Sabre was selected to be the airline’s technology partner,” said David Chambers, Sabre Airline Solutions’ regional vice president Asia Pacific.

With SabreSonic Web, the airline can capitalise on the solution’s powerful new shopping services and capabilities to maximise the online channel.

“Sabre’s proven solutions will play a large part enhancing the operational capability of Cambodia Angkor Air. Our cooperation with Sabre will be further enhanced when we implement  another Sabre solution, this time to ensure optimum crew management by the end of the year,” said Trinh.

“We are determined to bring the best of aviation practices to our customers. Every technology that we implement has the end goal of enhancing our customers’ experience. This new crew management solution will do just that,” he added.   

Cambodia Angkor Air has a fleet of three aircraft and operates 110 flights per week – 70 domestic and 40 international. More aircraft purchases will be made next year as the airline expands its international connections.

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