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Thailand’s budget carrier to operate flights to India

Thailand-based budget carrier Nok Air is set to launch non-stop flights to India from December this year. The airline will offer connections via its hub at Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) in Bangkok according to an international travel portal.

To mark its presence in India, Nok Air has appointed DEX GROUP as its General Sales Agent (GSA) in India. “We are confident that DEX Group will support Nok Air to establish a strong sales and marketing network across India to achieve our commercial goals in the Indian market,” the airline said in a statement.

Nok Air’s new routes will be operated by state-of-the-art Airbus 737-800 with 189 seats.

The flights will provide the convenient connections from various Indian gateways to Bangkok, and beyond to over 20 destinations in Thailand including Phuket, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai etc.

“Welcoming incredible India to Amazing New Chapters of Thailand, with the current COVID situation improving daily, it is time that we look forward to expanding our markets towards the west, especially India.” said, Wutthiphum Jurangkool, CEO, Nok Air.

Nok Air operates under the management of Nok Airlines Public Company Limited and has Thai Airways International as a major shareholder along with other forward-looking investors in the company.

Singapore’s budget airline Scoot proposal to have a direct flight to Madurai way back in 2011 was turned down by the civil aviation ministry.

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