National carrier Cambodia Angkor Air has signed a licensing deal with Optiontown that will see the US-based portal begin selling tickets from next month, Cambodia Angkor Air chairman Tekreth Samrach said, adding that the move is aimed at boosting sales as the carrier faces rising competition in the domestic and regional market.
Mr. Samrach said Cambodia Angkor Air – a 51-49 percent joint venture between the government and Vietnam Airlines – has granted the license to Optiontown to sell tickets globally.
He also said the carrier had generated gross revenue of about $100 million last year, up between 20 and 25 percent from 2014, and that the deal with Optiontown should see sales rise because the portal has successfully done so with carriers in 30 other countries.
Sachin Goel, founder and CEO of Optiontown, said his company would boost revenues of the airline as well as enhance its brand.
Mr. Samrach also said that Cambodia Angkor Air will double its fleet from six to 12 jets by 2020 and will add routes to Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea and India.