Thursday, November 01, 2007

Thailand’s Nok Air launches Bangkok-Hanoi Vietnam route

Thailand's budget carrier Nok Air on Thursday launched twice-daily flights to Hanoi, its second international destination.

"After three years in service, we have grown to cover all major destinations domestically, and now we are embarking on a new adventure with our latest international destination," chief executive officer Patee Sarasin said.

Its other overseas destination is Bangalore, India.

Nok Air - which is partly owned by Thai Airways International, the national carrier - was set up to offer low-cost flights to popular Thai destinations, such as Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Hat Yai, Khon Kaen, Mae Hong Son and Phuket.

The airline is using a 189-seat Boeing 737-800 for its Bangkok-Hanoi route. dpa