NokScoot

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NokScoot
NokScoot Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
XW NCT BIG BIRD
Founded 20 August 2014; 2 years ago (2014-08-20)
Commenced operations 20 May 2015
Hubs Don Mueang International Airport
Alliance Value Alliance
Fleet size 3
Destinations 7
Company slogan Fly Awesome
Parent company Nok Air (51%)
Headquarters Bangkok, Thailand
Key people Mr. Piya Yodmani (CEO)
Website www.nokscoot.com

NokScoot Airlines Company Limited, trading as NokScoot, is a Thailand-based low-cost medium- to long-haul airline. It operates international services out of Bangkok's Don Mueang International Airport.

NokScoot is a joint venture of Thailand's Nok Air and Singapore based Scoot.[1] The new airline has operated commercial flights out of Don Mueang International Airport since 20 May 2015.[2]

History[edit]

Scoot announced on December 16, 2013, the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Nok Air to establish a new carrier in Bangkok, operating on medium- and long-haul routes with a fleet of Boeing 777-200 aircraft.[3]

Ownership[edit]

Nok Air owns 51% of NokScoot, with Scoot, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, owning the remaining 49% – the Thai statutory limit for foreign ownership. The airline had an initial capital of 2 billion baht.[4]

Destinations[edit]

NokScoot serves the following destinations as of June 2017

Country City Airport Notes Ref
China Chongqing Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport Terminated [5]
China Dalian Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport [6]
China Nanjing Nanjing Lukou International Airport [7]
China Qingdao Qingdao Liuting International Airport [8]
China Shenyang Shenyang Taoxian International Airport [9]
China Tianjin Tianjin Binhai International Airport [10]
Japan Tokyo Narita International Airport Seasonal Charter [11]
Taiwan Taipei Taoyuan International Airport [12]
Thailand Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport Hub

Fleet[edit]

As of April 2017 the NokScoot fleet consists of the following aircraft:[13]

NokScoot fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
J Y Total
Boeing 777-200ER 3 24 391 415
Total 3

Cabin[edit]

NokScoot's aircraft are operated in a two-class configuration, ScootBiz and Economy.

ScootBiz[edit]

There are 24 ScootBiz seats (Black in colour seats) in a 2-4-2 configuration, with a seat pitch of 38 inches (97 cm), a seat width of 21.7 in (55 cm), 8 in (20 cm) of seat recline, plus a footrest and in-arm trays that can be unfolded partially or fully. Similar to its parent airline Scoot, all ScootBiz seats have in-seat power, while the airfare includes complimentary meals and 20 kg (44 lb) of checked luggage allowance.[14]

Economy[edit]

There are 391 Economy seats in a 3-4-3 configuration, with seat pitch ranging from 31 to 36 in (79 to 91 cm) and just over 6 inches of recline. Passengers have to pay for meals in economy, either pre-paid or buy-on board. Passengers must also pay for any checked luggage.[15]

There are three types of economy seats. The Standard Economy seats (blue in colour) have a 31 in (79 cm) seat pitch. Passengers can pick their own seats for a fee. The Super seats (yellow in colour) in the economy cabin have a 35 in (89 cm) seat pitch. Passengers can book the Super Seats for a fee. The S-t-r-e-t-c-h seats (also yellow in colour) have a 36 in (91 cm) seat pitch, are located at the front of each section of the economy cabin. As these are bulkhead and exit row seats, there are no seats in front of them to recline back to invade their space, giving them the most legroom in the economy cabin. Passengers choosing S-T-R-E-T-C-H seats will have to pay more compared to the Super Seats.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NokScoot to be established as new low-cost airline". The Nation. 2013-12-16. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  2. ^ http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/tourism/549135/nokscoot-adds-stopgap-flight
  3. ^ "SIA's new Thai joint-venture carrier NokScoot cleared for take-off". 
  4. ^ "Nok Air joins with Singapore's Scoot". Bangkok Post. 2013-12-16. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  5. ^ "NokScoot Plans Chongqing Launch from June 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "NokScoot plans Dalian launch from late-Sep 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "NokScoot Revises Nanjing Launch to mid-June 2015". Airlineroute.net. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "NokScoot Confirms Qingdao Launch from late-Nov 2015". Airlineroute.net. 12 October 2015. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "NokScoot Proposes Shenyang Service from April 2016". airlineroute. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  10. ^ "NokScoot Confirms Bangkok - Tianjin Launch from mid-Jan 2016". Airlineroute.net. 12 November 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  11. ^ "NokScoot Adds Tokyo Charters in March/April 2016". airlineroute. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  12. ^ "NokScoot Confirms Taipei Launch from late-Oct 2015". Airlineroute.net. 2 September 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  13. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part Two)". Airliner World (November 2016): 34. 
  14. ^ "ScootBiz". 
  15. ^ "The Frills". NokScoot. 
  16. ^ "Economy Class". NokScoot. 

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