On 9 June NokScoot launched its fifth route to China, this time to Chongqing. The LCC already serves Nanjing, Qingdao, Shenyang and Tianjin, as well as Taipei in Taiwan using its 777-200s. Piya Yodmani, CEO of NokScoot (second from right) was on hand for the celebrations.
- NokScoot, one of the founding members of the recently unveiled Value Alliance group of LCCs across Asia, has launched a new route. On 8 June the carrier began thrice-weekly flights between Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK) and Chongqing (CKG) in China. The 1,864-kilometre route will be flown by the airline’s 777-200s. Competition comes from Thai AirAsia (double-daily flights) and Orient Thai Airlines (four weekly flights). Chongqing becomes NokScoot’s sixth destination from Bangkok’s second airport, as it already serves Nanjing, Qingdao, Shenyang, Taipei Taoyuan and Tianjin.