NokScoot’s maiden flight to Osaka got off the ground smoothly just before midnight on Sunday, marked by a Japanese-themed send-off at Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport.
Passengers were greeted by Sumo wrestler characters and female crew clad in kimono at the check-in counters. Cabin attendants on the inaugural flight also dressed in kimono to keep the Japanese atmosphere running on board. “We want to make our Osaka launch a memorable one as it is a major milestone in NokScoot’s history,” said NokScoot CEO Yodchai Sudhidhanakul.
Sunday’s launch culminated preparations over the past several months for the introduction of four weekly services from Don Mueang to Kansai International Airport. Osaka is NokScoot’s second port of call in Japan after Tokyo which it started serving from Don Mueang on June 1 this year through the Narita International Airport on a daily basis.