Nok Air ceases Phuket flights

PHUKET: From August 1, low-cost carrier Nok Air will no longer operate flights between Phuket and Bangkok, the Gazette has confirmed.

The move follows Nok Air ceasing its services between Krabi and Bangkok on July 1.

“Nok Air has no official statement regarding its marketing strategies, but if one looks carefully at what we are doing they might be able to figure it out,” a source at the budget airline told the Gazette.

“Since Nok Air started flying to Phuket and Krabi, the number of competing flights increased dramatically, making these routes very competitive.

“There is, however, little or no competition to many less-popular destinations and Nok Air has most probably taken the initiative to exploit this niche by providing more lucrative services to other destinations in the South, such as Haad Yai, Trang and Nakhon Sri Thammarat,” the source said.

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