NokScoot cleared for take-off

6 Nov 2014 by Clement Huang

NokScoot – the joint low-cost carrier venture by Thailand’s NokAir and Singapore’s Scoot – has been granted an Air Operator’s Certificate by the Thai Department of Civil Aviation.

As NokScoot has already been granted an Air Transport Service License by the transport ministry in Singapore, this means that the carrier has now fully met all requirements and can take to the skies.

According to NokScoot chief executive Piya Yodmani, the airline will be looking to “submit an application of Japan's Foreign Air Carrier Permit to the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau” promptly, revealing that Japan will be the new airline's first destination.

"Traffic flow between Japan and Thailand is growing continuously year by year. We aim to bring the low cost carrier market new value, choices and customised travel experience”, explained Yodmani.

The airline can launch its inaugural service to Japan as soon as time slots and operating permits have been granted.

NokScoot will operate out of Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, and be served by a fleet of Boeing 777-200ER. Though unconfirmed, it is highly likely that these will be provided by parent company Scoot, which is looking to replace the model with the newer B787 Dreamliner, due to be delivered later this month.  

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