Nok Air to launch Bangkok – Korat route

Low-cost service Nok Air plans to connect Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok to northeast Thailand in the coming months with a model new direct flight to Nakhon Ratchasima, aka “Korat.”
Chief Executive Officer of Nok Air, Wuttipoom Churankun, said the Bangkok – Korat route should begin after Songkran Festival in April 2023.
The date of the route’s inaugural flight hasn’t but been set because Nok Air wants to function the route from the airport’s 1st Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) Wing – a Thai Air Force base – and remains to be awaiting permission from the RTAF.
The new route will be the solely business flight flying out and in of Korat Airport since Nok Air suspended the Chiang Mai – Korat route in September last yr just six weeks after its launch.
Nok Air cited that their fleet wanted repairs and the airline didn’t have enough plane to facilitate all routes. Suspending the Chiang Mai – Korat route made essentially the most sense since some flights only had 9 passengers on board and the route was causing the airline losses.
Wuttipoom revealed plans to reinstate the Chiang Mai – Korat route in time for the subsequent tourist High Season as a end result of the airline is buying six new plane this year.
For all other routes at airports round Thailand, Nok Air’s check-in desk closes 45 minutes earlier than departure. However, Wuttipoom stated that this rule won’t apply to passengers boarding in Korat as there aren’t any other flights departing from the airport, so it isn’t needed.
Without having to wait on the airport, passengers can conveniently hop straight on the airplane and land on the runway at Don Mueang Airport throughout the hour.
Wuttipoom stated the airline hasn’t yet set prices for tickets on the Bangkok – Korat route but he plans to work with resorts and businesses to make promotions to advertise the route and increase tourism.
The future of Nakhon Ratchasima Airport is decided by the success of Nok Air’s new route. In the past, several airways have arrange and withdrawn their Korat routes together with Thai Airways, Air Andaman, AirAsia, Air Phoenix, Happy Air, Thai Regional Airlines and Kan Air.
Nakhon Ratchasima – 250 kilometres northeast of Bangkok – may not be the highest vacation spot on tourists’ agenda but is a vibrant metropolis with a rich historical past that provides an insight into Isaan culture and lifestyle.
Pay zero of the preferred points of interest in Korat is the Khao Yai National Park, which is located about 50 kilometres east of town. The park is residence to a variety of wildlife, including elephants, tigers, bears, and gibbons, as properly as a number of waterfalls, climbing trails and exquisite motels..

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