NokScoot to add flight to Taipei-Bangkok route and offer discounts
Jan 06, 2017CultureComments Off on NokScoot to add flight to Taipei-Bangkok route and offer discounts
NokScoot Airlines, a joint venture between budget carriers Thailand's Nok Air and Singapore-based Scoot, said Friday that it will add one flight to its weekly services between Taipei and Bangkok to meet rising demand from Taiwanese visitors to the Southeast Asian country's capital.
Starting from Feb. 18, NokScoot will add one flight to the route on Saturdays to boost the number of the round-trip flights to five from the current four. Currently, Nokscoot flies between Taipei and Bangkok on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays weekly.
The new Saturday flight will depart from the Taoyuan International Airport at 9:40 a.m. and arrive at Bangkok's Don Mueang Airport at 12:40 p.m. The return flight will depart from Bangkok at 1:45 a.m. Sunday and arrive in Taipei at 6:25 a.m., NokScoot said.
The airline said that such an arrangement is expected to allow visitors from Taiwan to stay in Bangkok longer and have more time to enjoy their trip.
In addition, the budget carrier said that it will offer a special price of NT$1,888 (US$59) for a one-way ticket for any of the Taipei-Bangkok routes, to encourage more Taiwanese people to take the flights.
According to NokScoot, the decision to raise the flight number and offer a discount is aimed at seizing the business opportunities created by Thai authorities' move to grant visa free status to Taiwanese citizens for the period of Dec. 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017.
The budget carrier urged Taiwanese visitors to take advantage of the visa-exemption period by flying its flights to Bangkok, and enjoy the preferential fare.
As for the latest discount, NokScoot said that the limited tickets will be sold online starting from 9 a.m. Jan. 9 to 11:59 p.m. Jan. 12 and will be valid between Feb. 18 and March 25.
NokScoot started its Taipei-Bangkok services in October and uses a Boeing 777-200 aircraft, which has a seating capacity of 415, to serve the route.