Nok Air to launch flights to Ha Noi

Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 15:34

Nok Air will open new route to Ha Noi from December 1. — Photo

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Low-cost Thai airline Nok Air plans to start flights to Ha Noi on December 1, after launching a new route from Bangkok to HCM City this month.

The airline will initially launch four weekly flights from Bangkok's Don Mueang Airport to Ha Noi's Noi Bai International Airport.

Meanwhile, the airline has started four weekly flights to HCM City, and will increase the service to seven weekly flights from October 25.

The launch of Nok Air flights to Ha Noi will strengthen the carrier's return to Viet Nam after seven years.

The move is also expected to help open up more opportunities for commercial exchanges between the two countries, particularly when the ASEAN Economic Community is scheduled to be established by the end of the year.

However, it also means that Nok Air will face growing competition on the routes as other airlines seek to increase their presence in Viet Nam.

HCM City is Nok Air's third active international destination, after Yangon in Myanmar and Hefei in China's Anhui Province, launched early this year.

Previously, Nok Air used to operate international flights to Ha Noi and Bangalore, launched in 2008. However, it suspended these loss-making international flights to focus on expanding the domestic market. — VNS

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