Outbound Souk | 2018-12-20
NokScoot forays into India; launches Delhi to Bangkok direct flights

 

 

Thailand-based budget carrier NokScoot, a joint venture between Singapore Airlines-owned Scoot and Thailand's Nok Air, has forayed into the Indian market with non-stop flight services to New Delhi from Bangkok's Don Muang International Airport from December 19 flying four times a week. The airline also also announced a special promotional one-way Economy class fare starting from INR 7,200 (USD 99), available from December 18 to December 31, 2018 for travel between December 19, 2018 to March 30, 2019.  Additionally, fee for Thailand visa has been waived till January 13, 2019. Thailand Ambassador Chutintorn Sam Gongsakdi informed that after this the government will be offering other visa offers such as waiving off the second tourist’s visa free in a group of two.

 

 

Toh Giam Ming, Deputy CEO, NokScoot Airlines Company ltd. said, “NokScoot is new in the India market. The inaugural flight from Bangkok to New Delhi will depart on 22.25 (Bangkok time) and will have close to 350 passengers. It’s been a long road, we started the quest in February, 2017 and the permit procedure took about a year. The Indian government in Thailand exchanged additional capacity entitlement recently. We’ve been preparing for the launch since some time now and there were challenges along the way.  We got a final permit on December 7, 2018 and made an official announcement in Thailand followed by an announcement in India.” 





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