Thai long-haul LCC NokScoot is preparing to launch its first route to Japan, part of the carrier’s plans to expand its fleet and international network this year. The entry into the Japanese market is particularly significant. The airline, a joint venture between Singapore-based Scoot and Thailand’s Nok Air, has long wanted to fly to Japan. However, it was blocked after ICAO put a red flag on Thailand’s safety oversight rating in 2015. ICAO removed the red flag in 2017, and ...

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