Nok Air to restart international flights

Since the pandemic in 2020, many airlines have put their international flight operations on hold. 

Recently, one of Thailand’s budget airlines, Nok Air announced their plans to resume multilateral flight routes by the third quarter of 2021

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Flight frequency to be determined

Nok Airlines Public Company Limited, more commonly known as ‘Nok Air’ plans to start with routes between China, Japan, Myanmar, India and Vietnam. 

Nok Air Gears Up For ‘Villa Quarantine’, Plans To Open International Flight Routes This YearImage credit: @pummyxoxo

CEO of Nok Airlines Public Company Limited, Mr. Wuttiphum Chulangkul shared that the airline has resumed flights across Thailand, except for the Chiang Mai – Udon Thani and Ubon Ratchathani – Chiang Mai routes

The airline used to have an estimated 3,700 passengers per day and currently serve 7,000 passengers daily. However, Nok Air stated that despite the large drop in passengers, they continue to recover slowly, according to Khaosod

More international flights in the future

The budget airline has even expressed plans to add more routes to the Philippines and Malaysia. With international flights being a thing of the past due to Covid-19, Nok Air’s announcement hinting at multilateral travel is surely hinting at a light at the end of the tunnel. 

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