NokScoot’s first Shanghai flight touches down at Pudong
NokScoot, the joint-venture low-cost carrier of Thailand’s Nok Air and Singapore’s Scoot, celebrated its first flight to Shanghai when it touched down early Tuesday morning at Pudong International Airport, after departing from Don Mueang International Airport.
Passengers on flight XW858 were warmly welcomed in Bangkok upon check-in with colourful paper lanterns and a mock-up of Shanghai’s skyline, in front of which they could take photos.
NokScoot is initially operating four weekly flights from Bangkok to Shanghai, with frequency becoming daily from March 4.
The new service is part of NokScoot’s commitment to grow its footprint in China.
NokScoot uses Boeing 777-200 wide-bodied twin-aisle jets, configured with a total of 415 seats, on all flights to and from its hub at Don Muang International Airport.
The aircraft is bigger than those traditionally used by low-cost carriers and offers an unprecedented level of comfort, with 24 seats in Business Class and 391 seats in Economy, supported by great fares for its valued customers, the joint-venture airline said in a release.
NokScoot also operates regular flights to Nanjing, Qingdao, Shenyang, Tianjin and X’ian in China, Narita and Osaka in Japan, New Delhi in India, and Taipei in Taiwan.
More routes to India and Japan are likely to follow, as well as the carrier’s first flights to South Korea.