NokScoot appoints ECS Group as GSSA

Thailand-based low-cost airline NokScoot has appointed ECS Group as its general sales and service agent (GSSA).

ECS Group starting representing the carrier’s cargo business under the terms of a three-year Total Cargo Management (TCM) contract from the start of this month.

As part of the this, NokScoot is expected to generate more than 40,000 tonnes of cargo per year, significantly increasing its revenues while ECS said it positions itself as a TCM “expert”.

NokScoot’s chief executive officer (CEO), Yodchai Sudhidhanakul said: “Air cargo is becoming more and more important in our operation, with a greater contribution to our revenues, and the partnership with ECS will enhance our freight business.”

NokScoot was set-up in 2014 from the joint venture between Scoot (a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines) and the Thai Nok Air company.

The carrier is based at Bangkok’s Don Muang International Airport and plans to spread its footprint in Asia by introducing additional destinations in North Asia and South Asia. It now operates over 49 flights per week in Asia,to China, Japan, India and Taiwan.

Through the company’s Boeing 777 fleet, ECS Group will market on routes to Qingdao, Nanjing, Taipei, Tianjin, Shenyang, Xi’an, Tokyo, Osaka and Delhi.

ECS Group CEO, Adrien Thominet said: “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.”