Scoot touched down at Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport for the first time this week, where it was met by its Thai partner, Nok Air.
The Singaporean carrier has shifted its Bangkok operations from Suvarnabhumi to Don Mueang, where a new interline partnership with Nok will enable Scoot to offer a series of connecting flights to destinations across Thailand. Nok will also handle Scoot’s ground operations at Don Mueang.
“The interline service between Nok Air and Scoot will offer passengers access to Nok Air’s extensive domestic coverage, and Scoot’s extensive international network,” said Patee Sarasin, CEO of Nok Air.
“Passengers on Nok Air can connect to Scoot’s international flights, and international passengers can connect on Nok Air to any destination within Thailand. This will allow more international passengers to visit different parts of Thailand with more ease and comfort with just one single booking.”
Moving forward, the two airlines are also planning to create a brand new long-haul low-cost carrier, NokScoot, which will also be based at Don Mueang. This will provide direct competition to Thai AirAsia X which recently launched at the same airport.