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Nok Air, Scoot to Establish New Low-Cost Carrier

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Nok Airlines Public Co Ltd (“Nok Air”) and Scoot Pte Ltd (“Scoot”) have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a new low-cost airline to be based in Bangkok.

nokair-scootThe new airline will be named NokScoot and will be based at Don Mueang International Airport. It will operate wide body aircraft on medium and long-haul international routes.

Nok will have up to 51% and Scoot will have 49%. The initial investment will be THB2 billion(about SGD80 million).

“We are excited at the prospect of expanding Nok’s presence overseas, and to be doing so with the assistance of Scoot. It has always been Nok’s goal to offer Thais more choice and more value, of which this venture is yet another example. We’re also excited at the opportunity to encourage more inbound tourists, to boost the Thai economy,” said Nok Air CEO, Patee Sarasin.

Added Scoot CEO, Campbell Wilson: “Thailand is Asia’s premier tourist destination and logical hub for Scoot to expand to. We at Scoot are very pleased to be working with Nok, an established and respected Thai low-cost airline, on the establishment of NokScoot. In supporting Nok with Scoot’s experience in medium-haul widebody operations, we look forward to developing a new market segment and offering Thai consumers and travellers to Thailand more travel options.”

The establishment of the new airline is subject to regulatory approvals. Details about its fleet, products and route network will be announced at a later date.
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