Thai AirAsia

Company Information

Founded in 2003, Thai AirAsia launched its scheduled service in 2004. This affiliate of the wider AirAsia network has been based in Don Mueang International Airport since 2012 with a current fleet of 53 aircraft, carrying a maximum 186 passengers.

Thai AirAsia are the sponsors of several football teams across Thailand as well as London-based Queen’s Park Rangers and former Premier League champions Leicester City. The company has an annual revenue of THB27.5bn!

Routes served by Thai AirAisa

Don Mueang International Airport is the airline’s hub with flights servicing around 50 destinations from this airport alone, including within Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan and Malaysia.

Some details of popular routes from Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport are below, but prices of flights are notoriously changeable so it's best to always book in advance and, if possible, have flexibility surrounding your departure dates to ensure you get the best deal.

Most popular domestic destinations

Thai AirAsia run a very frequent timetable of domestic flights with 11 services each day to Chiang Mai, usually priced at approximately THB800, between 04.40 and 19.25. It's a very quick journey taking just 1 ¼ hours, much faster than the train! There are also plenty of flights to Krabi and Phuket throughout the day (6 and 17 services respectively), usually costing between THB600-800.

If you're travelling to some of the popular Thai islands, Thai AirAsia also offer an Island Transfer Service to islands including Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, [Koh Tao] ](/en/travel/bangkok/koh-tao), Koh Lanta and Koh Phi Phi. This ticket includes flight, bus and ferry: for example a combination ticket from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui costs around THB1,200.

Most popular international destinations

For those wanting to head to neighbouring Vietnam, there are several options each day. Flights to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City both start from about THB1,300 with two or three departures daily. Both trips should take around 1 ½ hours. Tourists looking to head to the beach in Vietnam can catch a flight from Bangkok to Da Nang at 10.10 every day, this usually costs about THB1,700.

If you want to explore some of Thailand’s neighbours, there are plenty of scheduled departures throughout the day to Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. You can reach Phnom Penh in under 1 ½ hours for about THB1,300. Plus there are also three flights on this route each day. Those wanting to travel to Laos can choose between Luang Prabang or Vientiane, both take about 1 ¼ hours and roughly cost THB1,300. There is one flight each day to both destinations. You can fly to Mandalay for even less, around THB1,100, with two flights a day taking under two hours.

Malaysia and Singapore can be reached easily, unsurprisingly since the AirAsia parent company are based in Kuala Lumpur. There are around five flights per day to both Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, usually costing about THB1,500 and at least two each day to Penang for a similar fare.

If you want to head further afield, Thai AirAsia run a service to China and its neighbouring territories Hong Kong and Macau. Direct flights to Shanghai take 4 ¼ hours, departing at 00.15 every day, usually priced at about THB4,800. There are more frequent flits to Hong Kong and Macau (three to each, every day) which are quicker, taking 2 ¾ and typically cost THB1,200.

Thai AirAsia aren't just a budget airline that serves SE Asia, you can also visit Tokyo on a direct flight and even connect to other AirAsia services in Kuala Lumpur to reach Australia! There are two departures each day to Tokyo, lasting 6 ½ hours from THB4,400. Flights to Melbourne and Sydney, including a transfer in Kuala Lumpur, usually cost around THB6,500 and take 13 or 14 hours

Pros

As part of a wider network, Thai AirAsia has a huge range of scheduled departures every day, enabling you to reach almost anywhere in Asia.

Unlike the process for booking connecting flights for two different companies, booking through Thai AirAsia is simple and the whole journey can be booked in one go.

A hugely important concern if you have a connecting flight is whether your initial flight will be delayed. Booking Thai AirAsia flights should minimise these concerns, and the subsequent stress, as it has been named the most punctual ASEAN airline with 96% of flights on time, according to FlightStats, a US-based flight and airport information service provider.

Thai AirAsia’s Island Transfer Service is hugely useful. Using this service allows you to pay for all of your transfers to whichever Thai island you're planning on visiting, giving you peace of mind that this is all arranged before you travel.

Cons

Unlike some of their budget competitors in the region, checked luggage costs extra on Thai AirAsia. This can sometimes mean that flights are more expensive than using other airlines. To combat this always pay for checked luggage when you're booing online, you will be faced with paying an expensive premium if you wait until you arrive at the airport.

Also there is no food or drink included on these flights. Although this is unlikely to be a problem on domestic or short-haul international flights, if you're heading further afield you will either have to bring your own food or pay for snacks on the plane.

Keep in mind

Chiang Mai and Phuket are Thai AirAsia’s secondary hubs. There is plenty of choice if you're planning on flying from one of these airports to international destinations, without having to change at Bangkok.

Anyone considering booking flights will be pleased to hear that AirAsia have been named the “World's Best Low-cost Airline” for the eighth consecutive year by Skytrax, the international air transport rating organisation.

travellers reviews

Positive reviews of Thai AirAsia tend to focus on the sheer range of possible departures every day, from Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport as well as many of the other airports served by the airline. This is especially important if you have to book a flight at short notice, Thai AirAsia will almost certainly have a departure that suits!

Customers can get annoyed by the fact that you have to pay additional fees for baggage and pay on board for refreshments, it's essential you take this into account when booking your flight and ensure that the total price you'll be paying represents a good deal!

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Thai AirAsia Company Reviews

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1,212 / 42,461
5 673
4 327
3 119
2 42
1 51
99.8% of 42,461 travelers were presumably happy with Thai AirAsia as they left good or no review

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Dec 10, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★★
Worth the money
Dec 9, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★☆☆
Actual travel was fine but felt very worried for the timings were not clear it said on the itinerary we arrived at railway station at 11.30 .... we actually arrived at airport with ten minutes to spare for check in for the 14.15 flight!
Dec 9, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★☆
Very good service
Dec 8, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★★
Clear where to go, in time. No problems at all.
Dec 4, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★★
Ik reis voor het eerst in Thailand en voor het eerst alleen dus ik was natuurlijk wel een beetje bezorgd of alles goed zou verlopen. Alles was perfect, kan ik nu zeggen. Een uurtje voor het inchecken aanwezig zijn, langer is echt niet nodig.
Dec 4, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★★
Enjoyed
Nov 29, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★★
Was really good flight
Nov 28, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★★
Nice flight with plenty of overhead space despite the weight limit for baggage.
Nov 27, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★☆
Ņothing here. Trip as trip
Nov 26, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★☆
Very easy to use 12GO.
Nov 23, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★☆☆☆
The flight was cancelled and another flight was assigned to me, but without any notification about it!
Nov 21, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★☆☆
Not very organized
Nov 20, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★★
Quick and easy to maneuver.
Nov 15, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★★
Szybko i sprawnie :)
Nov 12, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★☆☆
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Nov 11, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★★
Great flight, they had inflight drinks and food for purchase.
Nov 5, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★☆
System for checking in could be clearer, and the insistence on being at the airport 3 hours in advance of an international flight is ridiculous, but other than that, this was a good journey, with a clearly marked airport bus stop at Mo Chit BTS station. The journey to the airport will be even easier once the BTS extension is built!
Nov 2, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★☆
I received my ticket via email quickly and I was already checked in. The only difference was that when I tried to book directly with AirAsia the package for luggage also included a meal and when I bought through 12go.asia the luggage was paid for it did not include a meal. It was airplane food...so don’t care that much TBH. ????
Nov 1, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★★
All ok
Oct 30, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★★
Purchase everything you need from 12go. Reliable, helpful and easy to get a hold of. If I didn’t have 12go, my holiday would be a train wreck, guaranteed.
Oct 30, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★★
On time. Efficient & nice staff
Oct 29, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★☆☆
Ok
Oct 27, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★★
Staff was werry nice and helpfull
Oct 26, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★★
The new terminal T2 is one of the best I've ever been. Extremely clean, with helpful staff. After check-in, there are plenty of places to pop in for breakfast, coffee or just a cake.
Oct 21, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★☆☆
Went with AirAsia for more than I have been flying for while in Thailand. No complimentary water or anything, flight attendants were not my fave and I miss Bangkok airlines ???? but I got there in one piece so what do ya do.
Oct 20, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★☆
The seats don’t recline. Other than that no complaints
Oct 12, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★☆
Plane delayed again. However the staff are friendly and kind.
Oct 11, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★★
It was punctual and according to expectation
Oct 10, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★★
Very easy to get to the airport in Krabi. Smooth plane ride. Easy to get to my hostel in Chiang Mai. The airport is quite close to the city.
Oct 9, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★☆
Smooth flight
Oct 8, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★★
Nice to go back to Don Muang Airport.Good airport with lots of food and facilities.Flight great with air Asia.On time all good
Oct 8, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★☆
Staff amazing, however flight was delayed :(
Sep 30, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★★
Everything was great
Sep 29, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★★
Puntual, new, rapid, very kind personal
Sep 29, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★★
Great
Sep 27, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★★
Good service, clear, if you have never flown with them before just be sure to get in early if you have extra luggage to check
Sep 23, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★★
Top
Sep 22, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★★★★
Manque le thé ou café
Sep 21, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★☆☆☆
The plane was late
Sep 21, 2018
avia Economy, Thai AirAsia
★★☆☆☆
Not enough leg room! Small and cramped!

Thai AirAsia Stations

Don Mueang Airport Buriram Airport Bangalore Airport Krabi Airport Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Chiang Rai Airport Hat Yai Airport Chongqing Airport Chiang Mai Airport Macau Airport Phuket Airport Changsha Airport Khon Kaen Airport Hong Kong Airport Surat Thani Airport Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport Utapao Pattaya Airport Kochi Airport Noibai Airport Johor Airport Singapore Airport Wuhan Airport Udonthani Airport Nanchang Airport Kunming Airport Nakhon Phanom Airport Kuala Lumpur Airport Loei Airport Luang Prabang Airport Chennai Airport Annisaton Airport Narathiwat Airport Nanning Airport Nan Airport Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport Penang Airport Phitsanulok Airport Phnom Penh Airport Siem Reap Airport Yangon Airport Roi Et Airport Ho Chi Minh Airport Sakon Nakhon Airport Shantou Airport Shenzhen Baoan Airport Trang Airport Ubon Ratchathani Airport Xian Xianyang International Airport Vientiane Airport Chengdu Airport Nanjing Airport Ningbo Airport Netaji Chandra Airport Gaya Airport Rajiv Gandhi Airport Varanasi International Airport Sakhon Nakhon Airport Tiruchirapalli Airport Kota Kinabalu Airport Male Airport Tribhuvan Airport Incheon Airport Da Nang Airport Sanganeer Airport Ranong Airport Chumphon Airport