NokScoot today lands in Japan to begin a new chapter of its North Asia expansion


NokScoot’s maiden Bangkok-Tokyo flight touched down smoothly this morning at Narita International Airport to begin a new era of its connectivity between Thailand and Japan.

Flight XW102, with 415 passengers and 9 crew was warmly welcomed at Japan’s leading gateway airport by Mr. Makoto Natsume, President & CEO of Narita International Airport Corporation, Mr. Yasuo Ishii, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism East Japan Civil Aviation Bureau Narita Airport Director, Mr. Bansarn Bunnag, Ambassador to Japan for the Kingdom of Thailand, Ms. Yolrawee Sittichai, Deputy Director, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Tokyo Office, along with Giam Ming Toh, Deputy CEO of NokScoot, and other parties concerned in an arrival ceremony.

Mr. Toh noted “today’s launch of daily service between Don Mueang and Narita marks a major step forward to spread NokScoot’s International footprint as a leading budget airline of Asia. Japan is an important addition to NokScoot’s network expansion which has been focused on China along with Taiwan since its inception four years ago.”

Bangkok-Narita is setting the stage for the medium-to-long-haul low cost carrier’s expansion in to North Asia, as flights to Osaka and Incheon from Bangkok are expected to follow suit later this year, pending regulatory clearance.

Shigeki Tsubokawa, NokScoot General Manager for Japan, said “the airline’s Bangkok–Narita flight will offer Japanese travelers an easy connection with Thai cities on an extensive domestic network operated by Nok Air, a co-owner of NokScoot.”

“We hope our new service will contribute to the economy and cultural exchange for the Thai Kingdom and the Land of the Rising Sun,” he added.

NokScoot, owned 49% by Singapore’s Scoot, serves the Bangkok-Narita route with Boeing 777-200 wide-bodied jet, configured with a total of 415 seats — 24 in premium cabin and 391 in economy.

NokScoot is offering fares as low as THB 3,960 in economy one-way inclusive of taxes for Bangkok-Narita flight for travel period from June 1 to October 27, 2018.

Passengers can customize their travel to suit personal preferences, such as a variety of meals selection, preferred seats and additional baggage allowance, as they wish.