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Formed in 2010 and started operations in 2011. Was Sky Wings Asia Airlines. Re-branded to Sky Angkor Airlines (SKW) in December 2014.
Domestic, regional & international, scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo jet airplane services.
Road No.6, Building Angkor Shopping Arcade E41 &E43
Khors Village, Svay Dangkum Commune
Siem Reap District, Siem Reap Province,
Kingdom of Cambodia
The Kingdom of Cambodia was established in 1945, covers an area of 181,035 sq km, has a population of 11 million, its capital is Phnom Penh, and its official language is Cambodian.
Covering an area of 181,035 square kilometers, Cambodia is about half the size of Germany. In the West, the country is bordered by Thailand, in the North by Laos, and in the East by Vietnam. By far the most important river of Cambodia is the Mekong, which passes through the country for about 500 kilometers in a north southerly direction. The Mekong is passable for ships from its delta in Vietnam until Phnom Penh. Southeast Asia's largest lake, Tonle Sap, is in Cambodia and is connected to the Mekong by a short river, also called Tonle Sap. For most of the time, this river flows from lake Tonle Sap into the Mekong. However, during the Southeast Asian rainy season from June to October, when the Mekong drains large areas of Southeast Asia, the Tonle Sap river flows from the Mekong back into lake Tonle Sap, thus causing enormous floods in the area surrounding the lake. During this time, lake Tonle Sap can swell to more than twice its regular size. Central Cambodia is a fertile plain. Mountain ranges in the shape of a semicircle form a natural boundary with Thailand. In the West are the Cardamon Mountains (designated after the spice of the same name), in the Southwest the Elephant Mountains and in the North the Dankret Mountain Range. The highest mountain in Cambodia is Phnom Aural in the Cardamon range, at a height of 1,813 meters. To date these mountain ranges are comparatively densely covered with forest and are only sparsely populated. All three are still operating areas of the Khmer Rouge guerrillas. The southern coastal strip has never been of importance for the Cambodian economy. It is separated from the central plain by difficult terrain. The Mekong has always been the economical conduit of Cambodia.
Just like the Thais, the Cambodians distinguish three major seasons: the cold season from November to January, the hot season from February until April or May, and the rainy season from May or June to October. During the rainy season, about four fifths of the total annual precipitation pours down upon the country.
In 1994, Cambodia counted a population of 8.9 million. This made Cambodia the second smallest country in Southeast Asia in terms of population. Most other Southeast Asian countries outnumber the population of Cambodia several times: Indonesia with 191.1 million, Vietnam with 73 million, the Philippines with 65.6 million, Thailand with 59.5 million, Myanmar with 45 million, and Malaysia with 19.4 million. Only Laos is less populated, with 4.5 million. By comparison, the city state of Singapore counts a population of around 3.1 million. In 1975 Cambodia's population numbered 7.2 million. During the four years reign of the Khmer Rouge, the population dropped to around 6 million, mostly due to the genocide committed by the Khmer Rouge, but also owing to starvation and migration of large numbers of people, especially ethnic Vietnamese. The dominant ethnic group are the Khmer, about 85% of the population. The remainder are mostly Vietnamese, along with around 100,000 ethnic Chinese, and some 100,000 Muslim Chams. A number of primitive tribes make up the remainder.
The Vietnamese presently still count for more than >5%, maybe even as much as 10% of the population. During the reign of the Khmer Rouge, a large portion of Cambodia's Vietnamese population fled to Vietnam, but returned after the Vietnamese military invasion in 1979, along with further Vietnamese immigrants. After the Khmer Rouge in 1993 attacked Cambodian families of Vietnamese origin, and cruelly killed entire families, including women and children, at least 20,000 Cambodians of Vietnamese origin, fled to Vietnam. In Cambodia, tensions between Khmer and ethnic Vietnamese have been the norm for centuries, and ethnic Vietnamese are poorly integrated into the Khmer population. Hatred of the Vietnamese and anything Vietnamese is the only emotion the Khmer Rouge can still incite in their countrymen. Compared to the ethnic Vietnamese, the ethnic Chinese are better integrated into the Khmer population. Before the Khmer Rouge took power in April 1975, the Chinese, or Khmer families with Chinese ancestry, played an important part in the Cambodian economy and in politics. Lon Nol, the dictator who ruled Cambodia before the Khmer Rouge, had a Chinese grandparent. During the reign of the Khmer Rouge, the Chinese population of Cambodia, too, suffered excessively, and many fled. Another wave of Cambodians of Chinese origin left the country after the Vietnamese military invasion in 1979, when relations between Vietnam and China were anything but good. In the middle of the 1990's ,the Chinese part of the Cambodian population was estimated at about 100,000, equalling slightly less than <1%. The number of remaining Chams is also around 100,000 (before Pol Pot's rule, there had been twice as many). The Chams had for several centuries settled in the territory north of Phnom Penh, but originally they were from the Danang area in present day Vietnam. Until the 15th century, the kingdom of Champa, centered near present day Danang, ruled the trade route between China and Southeast Asia. Subsequently, the Chams were pushed farther and farther to the South and West by the more numerous Vietnamese (Annamese). During the time of the decline of the realm of Angkor, they settled in the territory of present day Cambodia.
In the 17th century, after the Khmer king Chan converted to Islam and invited Malay Muslims into Cambodia, most Cham embraced Islam. The influence of Malay Muslims can be recognized today in many Cham customs, including the way they dress.
Only small numbers of ethnic Thais and Laotians live in Cambodia today. Their settlement areas are restricted to the western Cambodian town of Battambang and the respective border areas. One reason for the low penetration of Cambodia from these two neighboring countries is the topography of the border regions with Thailand and Laos. While there are no natural boundaries between Cambodia and South Vietnam (the region is one geographic entity) the borders with Laos and Thailand clearly follow the mountain ranges.
The gross national product (GNP) per capita in Cambodia is $1,266 per year. This figure has been arrived at by a new system of measuring, used by international organizations like the World Bank. Using the old method, the (GNP) of a country was initially calculated in the national currency and the resulting figure converted into USA Dollars at exchange rates prevailing among banks. But who in the world wants Cambodian Riel? The new system of measuring works differently. Percapita (GNP) is not expressed in currency, but in buying potential.
This means: the accumulated per capita (GNP) in Cambodia equals a buying potential sufficient for a certain amount of rice, meat, washing powder, etc. The USA dollar figure expresses what the same basket of goods would cost in the USA, or in worldwide average.
While average per capita (GNP) in Cambodia is $1,266, it is $5,665 in Thailand; in Vietnam it is lower than in Cambodia, $ 1,263. In Afghanistan, it is even lower at $760, and in Myanmar it's a meager $676 per year, barely more than half of the Cambodian figure. This does not necessarily mean that the average Cambodian is economically better off than the average Vietnamese. For in Cambodia, a substantial part of per capita (GNP) is still spent for war material. Today's Cambodians also start business at a lower level of per capita property, and furthermore, a substantial part of accumulated (GNP) is destroyed again and again by actions of war. The distribution of income may also be less equal in Cambodia, than in Vietnam. The fact is, the average Cambodian seems to be worse off than the average Vietnamese. A relevant point of reference here is that of the average life expectancy and medical provision rather than per capita (GNP.
Per capita (GNP), however, is a reference point for the natural resources of a country. Cambodia need not be a poor country, as shown by per capita (GNP) created under strenuous conditions. Cambodia owns large forests of the most precious woods and the most productive gem mines of the world (except diamonds). Much of the country is a fertile plain nurtured by one of the most powerful rivers of Asia, the Mekong. In fact, Cambodia could be a rich country. Its preconditions are several times better than those of Ethiopia, Turkey, Peru, Egypt, Afghanistan or Iraq. Though, in the absence of sufficient political stability, the economic growth potential cannot be realized. Therefore, per capita (GNP) in Cambodia, based on buying potential, amounts to only $1,266 per annum, while in Thailand it is $5,665, in the Philippines $2,440, and in China $2,413. In comparison: per capita (GNP), based on buying potential, is $20,165 in Germany, and $22,595 in the USA.
* Location : southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia
* Capital : Phnom Penh
* Demonym : Khmer(90%), Vietnams(5%), Chinese(1%)
* Official language(s) : Khmer
* Religion : Theravada Buddhism(95%)
* Independence from France : November 9, 1953
* Calling code : +855
* Government : constitutional monarchy
See video - - "Visit Angkor Wat - - June, 2014"
Visit Angkor Wat: Angkor Wat is a temple complex at Angkor, Cambodia, built for King Suryavaman in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city.
As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious center since its foundation (first Hindu, dedicated to the god Vishnu, then Buddhist). It is the world's largest religious building. The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture.
It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's prime attraction for visitors.
Angkor Wat combines two basic plans of Khmer temple architecture: the temple mountain and the later galleried temple, based on early South Indian Hindu architecture, with key features such as the Jagati. It is designed to represent Mount Menu, home of the devas in Hindu mythology: within a moat and an outer wall 3.6 km/2.2 mi long are three rectangular galleries, each raised above the next.
At the center of the temple stands a quincunx of towers. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Angkor Wat is oriented to the west (scholars are divided as to the significance of this). The temple is a admired for the grandeur and harmony of the architecture, its extensive bas-reliefs, and for the numerous devatas (guardian spirits) adorning its walls.
The modem name, Angkor Wat, means "City Temple"; Angkor is a vernacular form of the word nokor, which comes from the Sanskrit word nagar, Thai, Nakon, meaning capital or city. Wat is the Khmer word for temple. Prior to this time the temple was known as Preah Pisnulok, after the posthumous title of its founder, Suryavaman.
November 2010: Sky Angkor Airlines (SKW) had its inaugural flight.
March 2011: MD-83 (49390, XU-ZAA), Khors Aircompany (KHO) leased.
April 2012: MD-83 (49390, XU-ZAA), returned to Khors Aircompany (KHO).
July 2012: Sky Angkor Airlines (SKW) made its first charter daily flight between South Korea and Cambodia.
October 2013: (SKW) leases Adria Airways (ADR) A320-200.
November 2013: (SKW) to operate 12 Japan - Siem Reap charter services.
December 2013: MD-83 (49631, XU-703) Dart leased.
June 2014: (SKB) launches temporary Siem Reap - Hefei charter service.
July 2014: Sky Angkor Airlines (SKW) operated Sihanoukville, Cambodia's first international services on July 29 with a flight to Seoul Incheon in South Korea. Situated in the Guf of Thailand, Sihanoukville is one of Cambodia's premier island and beach destinations.
The seasonal flight operated on-board an A320-200 and is scheduled to run until the end of August. Thereafter, the flights will be combined with existing flights to Siem Reap to offer a full tourism package
Siem Reap - Nanning charter service will become a regular service.
October 2014: Small Planet Airlines Polska ((IATA) Code: P7, based at Warsaw Chopin) (LLP) will base two A320-200s in Siem Reap, Cambodia with effect from November onwards as part of an agreement with Cambodian carrier, Skywings Angkor Airlines (SKW). Under the terms of the deal, set to run until March next year, the two aircraft, (883, SP-HAE and 914, SP-HAF) will be used on flights between Siem Reap, Cambodia and cities in China and South Korea.
January 2015: Sky Angkor Airlines (SKW) is to operate Siem Reap - Osaka charter service. (SKW) launches Siem Reap - Dalian - Siem Reap charter service on January 15. (SKW) launches Sihanouhville - Hangzhou service.
April 2015: See video - - "Sky Angkor Airlines 5th Anniversary"
June 2015: Sky Angkor Airlines (SKW) is an airline based at Siem Reap International Airport, Cambodia.
(IATA) Code: ZA. (ICAO) Code: SWM - (Callsign - SKY ANGKOR).
Parent organization/shareholders: (SKW) is a joint venture (JV) of Korean and Cambodian investors with a focus on the Korean travel market.
Company slogan: Fun Flight, Smart Choice.
Main Base: Siem Reap International Airport, Cambodia.
* Cambodia - Phnom Penh Pochentong International Airport (PNH)
* China - Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport (Charter)
* Indonesia - Palembang Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport (Charter)
* Singapore - Singapore Changi Airport
* South Korea - Busan Gimhae International Airport
- Daegu International Airport (Charter)
- Seoul Incheon International Airport
* Vietnam - Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport
July 2015: Sky Angkor Airlines (SKW) launched Sihanoukville - Kunming charter service on July 10, 2015.
August 2015: Red Wings Airlines (RWZ) has signed an agreement to wet lease a Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) to Sky Angkor Airlines (SKW) of Cambodia.
Sky Angkor Airlines ((IATA) Code: ZA, based at Phnom Penh) (SKW) will wet-lease its first SSJ 100-95 from Red Wings (Russia) ((IATA) Code: WZ, based at Moscow Vnukovo) (SKW) as part of a tripartite lease agreement signed with Russian lessor, Ilyushin Finance (IFC) during the ongoing (MAKS) 2015 Air Show at Moscow Zhukovsky.
The aircraft is scheduled to arrive in December this year and, on successful completion of the contract, will lead to two SSJ-100LRs being leased from the (IFC) next year.
Founded in 2014 as a joint-venture (JV) between Korean and Cambodian investors, (SKW) operates a fleet of four A320-200s on charter flights that primarily focus on the South Korean market.
(SKW) currently operates 4 aircraft to 3 countries, to 10 destinations, on 9 routes and 5 daily flights.