NokScoot boosts 777 fleet

NokScoot, a joint venture between Thailand’s Nok Air and Singapore’s Scoot, took delivery of its sixth and seventh Boeing 777-200. The fleet expansion of the Bangkok-based long-to-medium-haul low-cost carrier will enable the airline to expand services in Asia.

The airline plans to add more destinations in China, India and Japan, the three countries that generate strong leisure travel traffic to Thailand. Japan is also a popular destination for Thai visitors after visa-free travel concession was introduced.

“This sixth and seventh B777-200 will help us further expand our network and elevate Thailand’s aviation industry and image. We are moving forward with our plan to embark on new services and add more flights to China, India, Japan as well as South Korea in the near future,” said Yodchai Sudhidhanakul, CEO of Scoot.

Currently, NokScoot operates regular flights to Nanjing, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenyang and Tianjin in China, Narita and Osaka in Japan, New Delhi in India and Taipei with the newest destination, Sapporo, due to join the network on 27 October.

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