NokScoot appoints ECS Group as its GSSA
Jan 7, 2019: Thailand-based airline NokScoot has appointed ECS Group as their GSSA to represent their cargo business in Total Cargo Management (TCM). A win/win partnership for two actors that marks a new stage in their respective development: the increase in cargo revenue for NokScoot and the positioning of ECS Group as TCM experts.
Born in 2014 from the joint venture between Singaporean company Scoot (a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines) and the Thai Nok Air company, NokScoot is a low-cost airline with a big personality. Indeed, in a very short space of time, despite its youth, NokScoot has managed to assert itself as an offbeat, dynamic company, combining, without compromise, high-quality customer experience and low prices.
Plans are afoot for NokScoot is 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”, said 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.
2019 will therefore start with a bang for NokScoot and ECS Group. “It’s a wonderful partnership and we’re extremely proud of it. 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,” said Adrien Thominet, CEO, ECS Group. ECS Group, whose wish is to develop its TCM offer, is therefore taking a major strategic turn and has stolen a substantial march on its competitors.