NokScoot eyes expansion

BANGKOK, 9 January 2019: Low-cost NokScoot plans new services and aircraft deliveries in 2019 to strengthen its Bangkok hub

The joint venture between Thailand’s Nok Air and Singapore’s Scoot, says it will provide customers with faster and more convenient connectivity between North and South Asia and Thailand.

An additional seven aircrafts are expected to enter the low-cost airline’s fleet this year made up of two wide-body aircraft and five single-aisle aircraft.

The Thailand-based- medium-haul carrier also plans route expansion across Asia during 2019. Nine new services are planned for China, Japan, India and South Korea.

“We believe that 2019 will be the best year ever for NokScoot,” said NokScoot CEO Yodchai Sudhidhanakul. “This follows a historic 2018 when NokScoot demonstrated its ability to expand operations in important Japanese and Indian markets and grow our network reach.”

NokScoot is now in its fifth year of operations out of Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport.

Last June, NokScoot’s launched a daily Bangkok-Tokyo flight and followed through in October 2018, with a flight to Osaka.

In December, NokScoot announced the launch of its latest route from Bangkok Don Mueang Airport to Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.

NokScoot currently uses Boeing 777-200 wide-bodied, twin-aisle jets on its routes. Configured with a total of 415 seats, the 777 offers 24 seats in ScootBiz and 391 seats in economy.

The airline currently flies to Nanjing, Qingdao, Shenyang, Tianjin and Xi’an in China, Taipei in Republic of China, and Tokyo and Osaka in Japan.