Nok Air opens 3 new domestic routes to Northeast

Nok Air

Nok Air

Nok Air, the low-cost airline, will inaugurate three new routes linking Bangkok and the northeastern provinces of Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, and Buri Ram on December 3.

Speaking at a news conference with executives from Thai Airways International (THAI) and Nok Air, Civil Aviation Department director-general Wuttichai Singmanee said Nok Air is assuming flights replacing the three destinations revoked by PB Air, another domestic Thai carrier.

Stoppage of the flight operations has affected the three provinces’ tourism industry, he said. Supported under the umbrella of THAI, Nok Air will use ATR-72 aircraft flying from Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport to the three destinations.

Return flights will be operated three times weekly for the BangkokSakon Nakhon route on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays, for BangkokNakhon Phanom on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, and twice a week for BangkokBuri Ram on Mondays and Thursdays.

Meanwhile, Nok Air chief executive Patee Sarasin said opening the new routes means that the airline serves four provinces in the northeastern region, including Udon Thani.

Mr Patee said the company would also launch a ‘Buy1 Get1 Free’ package for its New Isaan (Northeast) Routes Promotion for those who book their flights to the three new destinations from November 26 to December 16 and travelling from December 3 through December 18, at fare prices from Bt2,490 (US$75). (TNA)