Asia’s leading medium–haul budget airline sends off 2018 in style after record expansion across region
NokScoot, the joint venture low-cost carrier of Thailand’s Nok Air and Singapore’s Scoot, plans more exciting routes using new fuel-efficient aircraft in 2019, as it closes out another highly successful year by staying true to its “Fly Awesome” passenger promise.
“We believe that 2019 will be the best year ever for NokScoot,” said NokScoot CEO Yodchai Sudhidhanakul. “This follows a historic 2018 when NokScoot demonstration its ability to expand operations into the important Japanese and Indian markets and grow our network reach.
“New services and aircraft deliveries in 2019 will also further strengthen our Bangkok hub by providing customers with faster and more convenient connectivity to and from North and South Asia into Thailand,” he added.
Additional 7 aircrafts are expected to enter NokScoot’s fleet in 2019, with the airline also expected to take delivery of two additional wide body aircrafts and five narrow body aircrafts. The Thailand-based medium-haul low-cost carrier predicts high utilization of its expended fleet to continue its aggressive route expansion across Asia during 2019. Nine new services are planned for China, Japan, India and South Korea.
NokScoot starts its fifth year of operations in 2019 out of Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport looking back at its many notable accomplishments in 2018 including:
In June 2018, NokScoot’s maiden Bangkok-Tokyo flight launched a new era of its connectivity between Thailand and Japan. The daily service between Don Mueang and Narita marked a major milestone in NokScoot’s international goal towards becoming a leading budget airline in Asia.
In October 2018, NokScoot’s maiden flight to Osaka took off as the airline expanded to its second port of call in Japan, part of its strategy to grow its route network to and from Japan skies as the airline serves the rapid growth in two-way bilateral traffic.
NokScoot also joined the global league of most punctual airlines for its Bangkok-Narita services in October. It achieved on-time performance (OTP) of 94.68% for arrivals and departures from Narita International Airport during the first three-months of route operations.
In November 2018, NokScoot took home a prestigious Golden Dragon Award for its ‘Xi’an Troops’ activation campaign (for ‘Asia’s Best Use of Public Relations’ category). The campaign also won a Blue Dragon Award for
‘Best Campaigns by Country’ at the Dragons of Asia Awards 2018, the region’s “best-in-show” event for the marketing communications industry.
NokScoot also launched an enhanced in-flight menu with new meals in November. The debut of new gastronomical dishes on NokScoot Café commemorates of new international routes and its ongoing commitment to heighten passenger experiences.
In December 2018, 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 an unprecedented level of comfort to its valued customers with 24 seats in ScootBiz and 391 seats in Economy.
Passengers can also customize their travel to suit personal preferences, such as choosing from a variety of meals on offer, in addition to preferred seats and additional baggage allowance as they wish. An interline baggage agreement with Nok Air also allows passengers boarding in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phuket and Hat Yai to check baggage through to Tokyo and Taipei when flying NokScoot.
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.