BANGKOK, 12 December 2018: NokScoot will launch its latest route from Bangkok Don Mueang Airport to Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport starting 18 December.
Subject to regulatory approval, the Delhi route will muster four weekly flights using a Boeing 777 and marks the airline’s first route to South Asia.
NokScoot is a joint venture between two low-cost airlines; Thailand’s Nok Air and Singapore’s Scoot.
NokScoot forecasts strong demand on the Delhi route mainly Indian tourists visiting Thailand, but holiday traffic to India from Thailand and neighbouring countries is also on the increase.
“We are very proud to announce NokScoot’s inaugural service from Bangkok to Delhi 18 December,” said NokScoot CEO, Yodchai Sudhidhanakul. “This route marks our first service to South Asia and follows the launch of services to Tokyo Narita last June and Osaka Kansai in October.
Delhi, which is the fourth most populous urban centre in the world, is also India’s top gateway for tourism.
Passengers can also conveniently connect to key domestic destinations around India.
Following the launch of the New Delhi service, NokScoot plans to further spread its wings in India with another destination due for launch in 2019, the CEO explained.
Apart from being India’s primary aviation gateway to other popular India cities the capital also features its own tourist attractions. Delhi’s famous Red Fort is a must-visit historical attraction that served as the main residence of Mughal dynasty emperors for nearly 200 years.
The Jama Masjid is one of the largest and oldest mosques in India, dating back to 1656, and can host an impressive 25,000 people in its massive courtyard.
Connaught Place is one of the largest financial, commercial and business centres in Delhi and home to many leading Indian multinational companies.
India’s world famous attractions together with new flights are helping a new generation of international visitor discover and travel around the country.
According to research by India’s Ministry of Tourism, foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) to India during 2017 reached 10.18 million, up over 15.6% from the previous year.
To celebrate the launch, NokScoot is offering promotional one-way economy FLY fares starting from THB 3,100,inclusive of tax and fuel surcharge, from Bangkok to Delhi for travel through to 30 March 2019.
The promotional fare can be purchased directly on the airline’s website from 11 to 31 December.
NokScoot will operate the Bangkok-Delhi services using Boeing 777-200 wide-bodied, twin-aisle jets. Configured with 415 seats with 24 in ScootBiz and 391 in economy.
The airline currently flies to Nanjing, Qingdao, Shenyang, Tianjin and Xi’an in China, Taipei in Taiwan, and Tokyo and Osaka in Japan. In addition to the new four weekly flights from Bangkok to Delhi, more flights to India, Japan, and South Korea are also planned for 2019.