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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1903 customer reviews
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99.8% of 67,830 travelers were presumably happy with Thai AirAsia as they left good or no review
VD
5
flight Economy, Thai AirAsia, Nov 17, 2019
Excellent flight!
CC
4
flight Economy, Thai AirAsia, Nov 17, 2019
Few options for eating inside the airport (Ocidental foods).
SB
4
flight Economy, Thai AirAsia, Nov 12, 2019
We took of and landed well. It is a flying buss. In the airport, if you speak in English, you can find your way around. Staff was helpful and helped us to figure out automatic check in and bag drop of. It went smoothly, except I got the seat 1 row away from my daughter, which is actually against the safety rules. I asked the flight attendants to change my seat and they did find the possibility to seat us together. So we were happy. The operator does not provide any service on board for free. Not even a water, but that did not bother me and my daughter. the flight was around an hour.
BW
5
flight Economy, Thai AirAsia, Nov 7, 2019
Good flight help full and polite staff overall excellent x
JA
4
flight Economy, Thai AirAsia, Nov 2, 2019
Very good!! Comfort and speed! Simple process. I only suggest a better coordination for administratives matters. My departure gate was change after the check in (gate 4 to gate 6) and i don' t knew it. I asked to personal in the zone about Chiang Mai flight and he told me: "No yet". So ok i waited. Result; i was called for the load-speaker 15 minutes after and i was the last one passenger to abord! Maybe i could lose my flight.
NS
5
flight Economy, Thai AirAsia, Nov 2, 2019
Everything went very smoothly and I was very happy with the service. Thank you
JG
3
flight Economy, Thai AirAsia, Oct 25, 2019
Siem Reap is a lovely clean, efficient small airport. Unfortunately the transfer in Bangkok was chaotic at a dingey dark departure lounge being shared with two separate planes. Drilling also going on so difficult to hear announcements.
MP
4
flight Economy, Thai AirAsia, Oct 22, 2019
Time wise perfect, 1,93m almost impossible to sit!
KL
4
flight Economy, Thai AirAsia, Oct 22, 2019
It was super easy to book tickets, but the Air Asia online check-in was super difficult to complete. Constantly froze my phone and I could not pay for the check-in luggage online. When arriving to the airport, the airport tried charging me almost double the online price. After speaking to the airline representative who then contacted a manager, they honored the online price for the check-in luggage.
DH
5
flight Economy, Thai AirAsia, Oct 18, 2019
The airport was great everyone was helpful and things went smoothly
KM
4
flight Economy, Thai AirAsia, Oct 15, 2019
Everything went well. Booking was easy and the travel was smooth. The plane from Chiang Mai to Bangkok had extremely small seats- quite uncomfortable with no leg room. But good service.
SS
4
flight Economy, Thai AirAsia, Oct 14, 2019
some of these cabin crew were not helpful and rude
LS
3
flight Economy, Thai AirAsia, Oct 10, 2019
Ich wolle der Gesellschaft eigentlich nur 14 Tage vorher mitteilen, daß ich den Flug nicht wahrnehmen werde und sie den Platz anderweitig vergeben können. Aber das gibt das System nicht her. Ich habe das dann nicht weiter versucht. Es ging nicht um eine Rückerstattung die ist klar und deutlich ausgeschlossen
MB
4
flight Economy, Thai AirAsia, Sep 28, 2019
Wifi is great! Should be considered have some sockets to charge cellphones
MV
5
flight Economy, Thai AirAsia, Sep 15, 2019
I Had a excellent connection from don muang to koh tao Fast inexpensive and comfortable, i highly recommend it!
AR
5
flight Economy, Thai AirAsia, Sep 11, 2019
Everything very very organized and very easy. The timmings on spot and the staff realy friendly. Was everything good
CJ
5
flight Economy, Thai AirAsia, Sep 6, 2019
Well organised, easy to follow, nice staff and pleasant experience
ES
5
flight Economy, Thai AirAsia, Aug 30, 2019
Overall positive experience! Polite helpful staff and would definitely recommend!
PV
3
flight Economy, Thai AirAsia, Aug 24, 2019
Bad communication on changed gate. No complimenory tea or coffee during the flight.
MJ
3
flight Economy, Thai AirAsia, Aug 18, 2019
The trip was 45 minutes delayed for a one hour flight. Service Airport very good and extremely efficient. No ques for check-in and transport luggage immediately after arriving airport Surat Thani

Thai AirAsia Stations

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