Nok Air launched its first new route of the year on 1 July when it began flying between Bangkok Don Mueang Airport and Khon Kaen. The twice-daily service will compete directly with Thai AirAsia’s thrice-daily flights, and indirectly with Thai Airways’ five daily flights from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport.
- Nok Air, the Thai LCC, has launched its first new route of 2014 by linking its Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK) base with Khon Kaen (KKC). The 370-kilometre route was introduced on 1 July and will be served twice-daily by the airline’s colourful 737-800s and will compete directly with Thai AirAsia’s thrice-daily flights. There is also indirect competition from Thai Airways which serves Khon Kaen with five daily flights from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi. This summer Nok Air will serve 23 destinations from its home base, all of which are in Thailand with the exception of twice-daily flights to Yangon in Myanmar. The airline will celebrate its 10th anniversary later this month. See how Khon Kaen Airport’s fire truck water arch salute compares to others from around the world this week.