Climbing the ladder up and up ever since it’s inception in 2015, the medium-to-long-haul low-cost carrier (LCC) giant, NokScoot is all set and ready to expand it’s base even further and wider.
NokScoot stands as a leading joint venture between Thailand’s Nok Air and Singapore’s Scoot. The giant firm is has expanded it’s operations in the Indian subcontinent. The first flight as NokScoot launches it’s operations in Delhi, is scheduled to be on 19th December 2018.
Flight Timings published by the Airlines are below :
XW 305 DEL BKK 0255 0820
XW 306 BKK DEL 2225 0115+1
Currently operating on only three B777-200s, this move for expansion would play a major role in strengthening NokScoot to become a well established, profitable and mature operator with a a strong footing in the arena.
The venture is expecting delivery of additional B777-200s with a requisite of not being older than five years in service. Out of the seven aircrafts, three will be delivered next year only from May onwards and the rest four later on as and when the aviation safety oversight issues in Thailand get sorted and resolved completely. The issue revolves around Thailand’s civil aviation authority getting red flagged by the International Civil Aviation Organization early last year, and getting even further downgraded by the US Federal Aviation Administration later in the year. Removal of this restrictions and measures would enable NokScoot to channelise it’s services to the other parts of the world like Japan, as well as South Korea.
All set to launch its sixth destination in China, vis a vis, Dalian, NokScoot is geared up with three flights a week. Apart from Dalian, the other major five cities that NokScoot carries it’s operations in are Chongqing, Nanjing, Qingdao, Tianjin as well as Shenyang.
A silver lining to whole situation is that Taiwan recently waivered the short-term visas for Thailand nationals and the suspended the TransAsia Airways’ LCC subsidiary V Air from Oct 1, all these factors are expected to play an instrumental role in boosting the traffic on NokScoot’s Taipei flights.
Surely, with such moves getting undertaken by NokScoot, it won’t be wrong to say that the firm isn’t too far away from accomplishing it’s dreams of becoming the biggest aircraft operator in the Asian continent.