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About BassakaAir

Established in 2014, Bassaka Air Limited is a passenger airline with its main hub located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Bassaka Air operates an airline business that transports passengers and goods via Phnom Penh to destinations around Asia.

Vision, Value and Mission

  • Our vision is to be internationally recognized as a world class airline in the market that we serve today and in the future.
  • Our mission is to provide our guests with an engaging and memorable experience at each point of their journey. Their experience will be supported by our focus on safety, service and operational excellence.
  • Our values set the standard for passenger satisfaction and define our culture:
  • Caring

  • Approachable

  • Motivated

  • Bold

  • Original

  • Disciplined

  • Inspirational

  • Accomplished

Our Team

Cabin Crew

Bassaka Air cabin crew share a passion for ensuring our passengers have a pleasant experience onboard our aircraft. Furthermore, our crew are trained at recognized institutes in the region. Such as, Asia Aviation Training Centre in Bangkok, Thailand, Flight Training Centre in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, IATA, as well as the Airbus Training Centre.

Our Fleet

The Bassaka Air fleet comprises the successful, modern Airbus A320 family aircraft. The airline is committed to operating a modern, fuel-efficient fleet and has further aircraft deliveries planned from 2018 onwards.

Management

Mark Thibault
Mark ThibaultChief Executive Officer
Mark Thibault’s professional career spans more than thirty-five years, starting as a Plane Captain and Engineering Supervisor in the US Marine Corps. Thibault brings with him over two decades of aviation experience in Asia. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Management, an MBA in International Business, an FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license with Inspector Authorization, and a pilot’s license with land and seaplane ratings. Thibault’s dedication to providing impeccable customer service coupled with strong leadership skills will be instrumental in the growth of Bassaka Air in the region.
Andrew Stephen
Andrew StephenChief Commercial Officer
Andy Stephen’s passion for aviation began while still attending university in Scotland. Now, after more than forty years of global airline leadership and operations experience, he is qualified to consult across a wide array of disciplines supporting airline expansion. Stephen’s expertise ranges from pre-AOC planning, re-organizations, leadership, commercial planning and alliance negotiations.
Loon Weng Cheun
Loon Weng CheunChief Operations Officer
Loon Weng Cheun’s aviation career began as a Pilot Officer in the Royal Military College nearly fifty years ago. Loon has spent the last twenty-five years in the airline industry gaining over 16,000 flight hours on a wide-range of aircraft. Loon’s extensive knowledge of flight safety, security, and operations will be crucial to the expansion of the Bassaka Air fleet.

Corporate Milestones

  • Letter of intent submitted to state secretariat of Civil Aviation (Cambodia Civil Aviation)
  • Proving flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
  • Awarding of Air Operator Certificate (AOC)
  • First Domestic Commercial Flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
  • First International Commercial Flight from Phnom Penh to Macau
  • First Charter flight to Changsha Huanghua International Airport
  • First Charter flight to Xi’an Xianyang International Airport
  • Civil Aviation Administration of China Audit conducted
  • Operating permit approved for three years
  • Approval of CCAR 129 to operate Commercial schedules into China
  • Approval of CCAR 129 to operate Commercial schedules into China
  • Successfully launched new passenger routes to China
  • Bassaka Air obtains Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development –UK / Finalist 2017 for Best People Management Initiative & World HRD Congress 2017 Winner for Best Employee Brand
  • Began scheduled flights to Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport