Thai’s Nok Air may fly to India

At a time when the airline industry is steeped in losses, another low-cost airline is looking at entering the Indian market. Nok Air the low-cost arm of Thai Airways will be commencing its services in January. Nok Air is only the second international low-cost airline to operate out of India after Malaysia’s Air Asia.

Bouyed by a 45% growth in air travel in India, Nok Air is first planning a daily flight between Bangalore and Bangkok. The proposed venture is awaiting government approval and will increase routes subsequently.

When contacted by ET, Rajiv Bhatia, GM India for Nok Air said, “we are looking at commencing services in January but we are still awaiting approval from the government.” ‘Nok’ means bird in Thai and Nok Air started operations in 2004 and is owned by Thai Airways along with a clutch of investors.

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