Cambodia Airways announced the delivery of its first aircraft, an A319, serial 3853, with its second aircraft due to June 2018, and another five aircraft by end of 2019, ahead of planned July 2019 launch date.

The airline, which is still pending its AOC, looks to reach a fleet of 10 aircraft in the near term as its network grows.

Cambodia Airways is owned by Prince International Airlines Co Ltd and backed by a US$200 million capital injection.

The airline is one of three new airlines launching in Cambodia during 2018.