NokScoot (XW, Bangkok Don Mueang) management has begun soliciting proposals from Airbus Industrie (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) and Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) as it proceeds with the finalization of its fleet renewal plans.
Airline chief executive Piya Yodmani told the Bangkok Post that among the models currently being considered are the A330neo and the B787. Once a decision has been made and the aircraft eventually begin arriving, NokScoot's existing fleet of three B777-200(ER)s will be returned to Singaporean shareholder, Scoot (TZ, Singapore Changi). No timeframes were disclosed for the move.
A 51/49 joint venture between Nok Air (DD, Bangkok Don Mueang) and Scoot, NokScoot was launched in 2013 and hopes to break even by the end of the current financial year. Using its trio of B777s, the LCC serves Chongqing, Nanjing, Qingdao, Shenyang, Taipei Taoyuan, and Tianjin from its Bangkok Don Mueang hub.