Thailand’s budget carrier Nok Air to start India flights; appoints DEX Group as GSA
Thailand-based budget carrier Nok Air is set to launch non-stop flights to India from winter 2022. The airline will offer connections via its hub at Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) in Bangkok. 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. There are many areas there we have not yet tapped into to gain more revenue. As the airlines are slowly gaining their strength, it would be wiser for us if we are the first to take advantage of the situation and gain a foothold through this door. Indian market is booming and it would benefit us greatly if we are one of the few airlines that the Indian people choose to travel to Thailand with,” 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. The company was initially registered on February 10, 2004 under the name ‘Sky Asia Limited’, and this was subsequently changed to Nok Airlines, and since then has been trading on the Stock Exchange of Thailand from June 20, 2013.