NokScoot, a joint venture between Thai low-cost carrier Nok Air and Singaporean low cost-airline Scoot, has awarded ECS Group a three-year total cargo management contract, beginning from 2019.
According to ECS, NokScoot is expected to generate more than 40,000 tonnes of cargo per year.
“It’s a wonderful partnership and we’re extremely proud of it,” said Adrien Thominet, CEO of 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.”
The airline was founded in 2014 and operates more than 49 flights per week from its base at Don Mueang International Airport to China, Japan, India and Taiwan, using its fleet of Boeing 777-200ERs.
ECS will help to market NokScoot’s cargo capacity on routes such as Qingdao, Nanjing, Taipei, Tianjin, Shenyang, Xi’an, Tokyo, Osaka and Delhi.
“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 Yodchai Sudhidhanakul, CEO of NokScoot.
ECS represents airlines in over 47 countries through its 147 offices around the world.