Nok Air, which began connecting the Indian city of Hyderabad to Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport in February 2023, is quite optimistic about this route’s performance. This route has tremendous potential in terms of both direct and connecting traffic, according to the airline’s extensive evaluation. There are many business and leisure travellers from Hyderabad to various locations in Thailand. Wutthiphum Jurangkool, CEO of Nok Air, remarked that a large number of first-time travellers, students, and budget travellers enjoy discovering Thailand’s undiscovered beauty.
Jurangkool stated that Thailand and India are supposed to be closer, and Nok Air will definitely bridge the gap. Nok Air operated direct flights from Bangkok to Visakhapatnam and Guwahati prior to Covid19. “As we focus on the recently launched Bangkok – Hyderabad route, at the backend, we have already identified 3 cities for our expansion, and will evaluate and announce the same at the earliest,” the CEO said, adding that India is a preferred market, and Nok Air would like to target all types of travellers, whether leisure, business, or students.
Regarding marketing and promotion in India, he stated that Nok Air is committed to expanding Thailand and India’s tourism footprint. “Nok Air along with our partners in both the countries are promoting the seamless new connection. Our GSA in India – DEX Group helps us in strategic planning, and we will help each other look after all the B2C and B2B segments across India,” he added.
Nok Air has firmly established itself on the domestic market and is the airline of choice for the populace. Nok Air will have the opportunity to serve passengers from multiple nations. The airline recently entered the international market and believes that their services will be valued and appreciated.
In response to a query about Thai Airways’ existing service between Hyderabad and Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, Jurangkool explained that Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) is one of two international airports serving Bangkok, the other being Suvarnabhumi Airport. Terminal 1 handles international aircraft, whereas Terminal 2 handles domestic and regional flights. Terminals are extremely well-connected. To and from the airport, car rentals, ridesharing, taxis, shuttles, trains, and buses are readily available. With its less-than-30-minute land and transit connection to the central business district, DMK City Airport is a popular option for travellers. Nok Air’s aim is to create an alternative for a broader audience, including families, students, and budget travellers, that would enable them to explore Thailand affordably.