Nok Air ups frequency
BANGKOK, 11 January 2011 — Effective 1 February, Nok Air will increase services on seven domestic routes lifting daily services across its network from 30 a day to 39.
The Bangkok-Chiang Mai route will be served six times a day up from the present four. The airline claims it will have a flight departing at two hourly intervals.
Frequency on routes to Udon Thani and Nakhon Si Thammarat will be lifted from three to four; Hat Yai, from four to five; Trang, from one to two; Phuket from two to four and Surat Thani from two to three.
Services on other routes from Bangkok remain the same: Three daily to Ubon Ratchathani; twice daily to Phitsanulok; daily to Sakhon Nakhon and Nakhon Phanom and twice weekly to Buriram. Chiang Mai-Mae Hong Son is served by two flights daily.
Currently, Nok Air has nine B737-400 aircraft in the fleet with the 10th B737 joining the fleet this month. However, the 8th to 10th aircraft will undergo servicing until 1 February. Nok Air should take delivery of larger B737-800s later this year.