The move to the older airport, located nearer to the city centre, will benefit its customers, said Scoot on Tuesday. People who fly with Scoot will also have easy access to more than 21 domestic destinations from Don Mueang, as part of a partnership with the Thai low-cost carrier Nok Air.
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Here is Scoot's statement:
Scoot is shaking things up in Thailand as we move our operations from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Don Mueang International Airport (DMK). Starting Sept 1, all Scoot flights will operate exclusively to and from Don Mueang.
Don Mueang, Bangkok's "downtown airport", offers shorter, cheaper and faster access to the city centre - saving you time and money. What's more, as the home base of Scoot's partner Nok Air and soon-to-be sister airline NokScoot, Don Mueang will provide guests a huge range of connecting options - including to more than 20 Thai towns and cities.
Said Campbell Wilson, CEO of Scoot: "Moving to Don Mueang is both a great boost for Scoot's customers as well as a natural step as our partnership with Nok Air strengthens, and we're especially delighted that it allows us to offer more than 20 new destinations for our guests. A more convenient airport, even more destination options plus Scoot's always-competitive airfares means even more reasons to get outta here!"
Interline with Nok Air
Coinciding with the move to Don Mueang, Scoot will offer seats on Nok Air's flights between Don Mueang and 21 cities in Thailand, including Chiang Rai, and Surat Thani. Guests will be able to buy, in a single transaction from Scoot's website, itineraries from Singapore through to Chiang Rai, or from Sydney to Mae Sot with travel starting on Sept 1 or later. Likewise, Nok's guests can easily fly to Singapore, Gold Coast, Sydney or Perth, or any of Scoot's other destinations.
Scoot will be notifying all guests booked on its flights to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport departing on or after Sept 1 of the change of airport, and conducting prominent advertising between now and the changeover date.