Low-cost carrier, NokScoot has appointed the ECS Group as their GSSA to represent their cargo business in Total Cargo Management (TCM). The move ups ECS’ growing presence in the region and brings increased cargo revenue for NokScoot while furthering the ECS Group’s TCM service offering.
NokScoot was formed in 2014 by a joint venture between Singapore-based Scoot (a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines) and the Thai Nok Air company. In a very short space of time NokScoot has established itself as a key player in the region’s LCC market. NokScoot aims to spread its footprint in Asia with the introductions of additional destinations in North Asia and South Asia.
Based in Thailand at Don Muang International (DMK) airport, NokScoot operates over 49 flights per week in Asia, to China, Japan, India and Taiwan. Through the company’s B777 fleet, ECS Group will market, among others, the following routes: Qingdao (TAO), Nanjing (NGK), Taipei (TPE), Tianjin (TSN), Shenyang (SHE), Xi’an (XIY), Tokyo (NRT), Osaka (KIX) and Delhi (DEL).
“Air cargo is becoming more and more important in our operation with greater contribution to our revenues, and the partnership with ECS will enhance our freight business”, says NokScoot CEO Yodchai Sudhidhanakul.
With a very ambitious expansion plan over the period of the three-year TCM contract awarded to ECS Group, NokScoot is expected to generate more than 40,000 tonnes of cargo per year and thus significantly increase its income.
“It’s a wonderful partnership and we’re extremely proud of it,” says Adrien Thominet, CEO, ECS Group. “We have been completely seduced by this company’s identity and won over by their boldness and energy. The combination of NokScoot’s very strong network and that of ECS Group, allows us to consider many opportunities for the airline in the Asia market and beyond”.