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Thailand’s NokScoot launches scheduled services as sister Scoot expands in the Bangkok market

23rd May, 2015

Long-haul low-cost start-up NokScoot quietly launched scheduled operations on 20-May-2015 with service from its Bangkok Don Mueang base to Singapore, the base of joint venture partner Scoot. NokScoot has also been finally cleared by Chinese authorities to launch services to Nanjing in Jun-2015 but will need to wait for Thai authorities to resolve ICAO-raised concerns before launching planned services to Japan and South Korea.

Sister carrier Scoot, however, has unveiled plans to serve the Bangkok-Osaka route from Jul-2015 as it increases capacity on Bangkok-Singapore. Scoot also has confirmed plans to serve Osaka via Kaohsiung in Taiwan.

The commencement of services to Singapore and soon Nanjing closes a difficult initial chapter for NokScoot, which has had to delay the launch of scheduled operations multiple times due to a series of regulatory holdups. Singapore will likely be a temporary destination for NokScoot as its long-term focus remains North Asia.

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