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Formed in 2002. Regional & International, passenger and cargo, jet airplane services.
902 Hong Kong Center
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
December 2002: To Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore.
51% owned by Cambodians, and 49% by Indian, Malaysian, and Australian investors.
Plans to acquire Airbus (EDS)airplanes for service to China and Japan. Aims to fill the gap in the market left by the October 2001 collapse of Royal Air Cambodge (RAB).
1 737-524 (2748-26319, N19634), ex-Continental Airlines (CAL), (ILF) 3 year leased.
January 2003: Phnom Penh - Hong Kong (3/week)/Kuala Lumpur (4/week)/Siemm Reap (daily)/Singapore (3/week).
April 2003: Operates on international routes, including those from Phnom Penh to Bangkok, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, and Singapore.
(IATA) Code: M8 - 616. (ICAO) Code: MKN (Callsign - MEKONG AIRLINES).
Parent organization/shareholders: VIA Aviation - held by Australian industry veterans (90%); & Cambodian investors (10%).
Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Phnom Penh; & Siem Reap.
International, Scheduled Destinations: Hong Kong; Kuala Lumpur; & Singapore.
May 2003: Suspended operations.
July 2003: 737-524 (26319), returned to (ILF).
September 2003: Plans to operate a 737-400 and an F 50 following its acquisition by Asian Aircraft Services of Kuala Lumpur. Will eventually operate 6 airplanes.
To offer service to Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong in the 1st phase, followed later to Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei, Kunming, Ho Chi Minh City, and Hanoi.
October 2003: Lost its proposed investor, Asia Aircraft Services, over disagreements between the Cambodian owners and the Malaysian company.