Thai Lion Air

Thai Lion Air
4.3
588 / 18,232
5 332
4 164
3 49
2 19
1 24
99.8% of 18,232 travelers were presumably happy with Thai Lion Air as they left good or no review


Thai Lion Air Economy outside
Thai Lion Air

Company information

Thai Lion Air is a relatively new airline, founded in 2013, and is an associate company of the Indonesia-based Lion Air. The airline is based in Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport, from where it serves 22 destinations across Thailand and Asia.

The airline has 25 planes in its fleet, carrying a maximum capacity of 215 passengers. The company's very first scheduled flight was between Bangkok and Chiang Mai.

Routes served by Thai Lion Air

Thai Lion Air services domestic destinations across Thailand as well as international routes to airports in China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore and Vietnam. As with all flights, prices can change rapidly so plan ahead, but Thai Lion Air is almost always offers the most budget friendly options. The prices below are listed as a guide only and refer to flights from Don Mueang.

Most popular domestic destinations

For visitors looking to travel around Thailand, there are plenty of options with this airline. There are 11 departures to Chiang Mai each day, with a journey time of 1 ¼ hours and tickets available from around THB800. These flights depart throughout the day between 08.55-22.25. If you want to head to one of Thailand's famous beaches there are numerous scheduled flights to Krabi and Phuket every day, priced at around THB800.

Most popular iInternational destinations

If you want to pop over to Vietnam, that's easy as well. There are eight flights per week to Hanoi (at 10.00 and 17.35) and one every day leaving for Ho Chi Minh City at 05.25, with both taking less than two hours and priced from around THB1,100.

There are many options for those wanting to visit other countries within SE Asia as well. There are two departures daily to Singapore, at 07.40 and 15.40, taking around 2 ¾ hours, usually costing around THB1,800. There are also two flights every day making the one hour journey to connect Bangkok with Yangon in Myanmar (09.05 and 18.15), with prices often approximately THB1,200. The capital of Indonesia, Jakarta, is further away but there is also a departure every day at 19.05, with the 3 ½ -hour flight costing about THB2,300.

Thai Lion Air also service destinations across China. There are around 10 departures each week to Guangzhou, with a journey time of just under three hours. Chengdu has one flight a day at 22.05, taking the same amount of time as flying to Guangzhou, with similar prices of close to THB2,300. Those looking to travel to Nanjing can expect to pay slightly more, maybe around THB3,000, but there are seven flights per week making the four hour journey.

Pros

The biggest benefit with travelling with Thai Lion Air is that checked luggage is included, even sports equipment! This is the case for both domestic flights, where you receive a complimentary 15kg of baggage, and international flights where this allowance increases to 20kg. You can, of course, pay a little bit extra if your luggage is heavier but this is a real money-saver!

Although the fares can sometimes be higher than some of their competitors, not having to pay for luggage can make the flight cheaper. Plus they also regularly offer promotional fares which can be great value.

Thai Lion Air also allow you to choose your seat for free, not something that some other budget airlines offer.

Cons

Unfortunately, Thai Lion Air does not offer complimentary food or drink on its flights. You can purchase snacks and drinks when on the plane but as anyone who has flown before will know, this isn't always the best quality and usually expensive.

The aircrafts also do not have any in-flight entertainment. Whilst this probably won't be an issue for very short domestic flights lasting an hour or two, on longer flights this can be a pain. It's best to have a good book handy!

Keep in mind

Thai Lion Air is a fairly new airline so the services are continuously being expanded and improved. If they don't fly to whichever destination you want to travel to, chances are they will in a year or two. So keep your eyes peeled for any new route announcements.

When travelling with children, it's worth bearing in mind that those over the age of two will be required to pay full price for their ticket. Infants, children under two years old, are typically charged at around 30% of a full fare.

Travellers reviews

Travellers are always pleasantly surprised to learn that luggage is included when they book a flight with Thai Lion Air. This is a pretty rare perk in Asia and unheard of in Europe where budget airlines will always charge for checked bags. This can often be almost as much as the flight itself! Many customers leave glowing reviews of the airline, almost solely based on the fact that they aren't required to pay additional fees for luggage.

Complaints about Thai Lion Air tend to focus on the size of the seats on their flights. Unfortunately, for many travellers of average height or above, it is likely to be a bit of a squeeze and may not make for the most comfortable flight. This shouldn't be too much of an issue with domestic flights but if you're travelling for four hours, from Bangkok to Nanjing for example, then this could be something to consider.

Finally, as is the case with airlines across the globe, delays are not uncommon. It's always worth leaving plenty of time if you have a connecting flight, just in case. This is especially true if you need to travel from Don Mueang International Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport, as Bangkok is notoriously busy at the best of times!


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Feb 17, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★☆
A little delayed but very good overall. Small space for big persons.
Feb 17, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★☆
Reasonable transportation at budget prices. They don't allow you to carry drinks onboard so I had to dump my full coffee before boarding. Then they charge for all drinks onboard.
Feb 16, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★☆☆☆
My flight was late in departing and no one was told anything which was really ridiculous. Arrived an hour after I was suppose to
Feb 15, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★☆☆
Flight was over an hour delayed getting off the ground as the runway was unavailable? Have been waiting 40 minutes for bags and nothing yet...
Feb 15, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★★
very nice trip
Feb 15, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★★
Very professional
Feb 14, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★★
Easy quick and good service!
Feb 13, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★☆☆☆☆
Last time with this.
Feb 10, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★★
Great flight. Easy to get on and off. Was surprised we got to fly on their new Airbus 330
Feb 5, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★☆
Very satisfied with this journey. Smooth booking process, flight on schedule. Good service from Thai Lion Air. 10kg (check-in) + 7kg (hand) luggage included.
Feb 5, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★☆
The process of booking through 12go Asia website was smooth. Thanks 12go Asia! I definitely recommend :) The fight we booked was very good. Overall good service from Thai Lion Air. The flight was on schedule. 10kg check-in luggage + 7 kg hand luggage included in price. I'd fly from Don Mueang Airport to Krabi Airport in economy class with Thai Lion Air again. Please inform the client when a digital booking confirmation is good enough for check-in!
Feb 5, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★★
Quick and easy. Helpful staff
Feb 4, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★★
Plane was great. We ended up with seats by the emergency exit and had so much leg room. We didn't know until this flight that emergency exit seats are much farther apart so in the future if we ever have choices of seats that's where we will sit.
Jan 31, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★★
Billet acheté 3 semaines d’avance à 1171 baths. Pas cher, pas cher et rien à redire sur le service Saul p-ê la bouteille d’eau sur l’avion à 40 baths. Merci.
Jan 30, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★★
Friendly and happy flight attendants and checkin/baggage personnel. Also, im from US, all announcements easy to understand.
Jan 30, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★☆
Very good fly
Jan 29, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★★
I booked a flight because the trains were booked. It was very easy getting from BKK to DMK via the free shuttle. Traffic was nonexistent at 9:30am and took an hour. While DMK international has lines “going out the door” the domestic terminal was not crowded. Thai Lion had surprisly good seats on their jet and I imagine a 75-minute flight vs 12-hour train ticket is worth the 50% premium on ticket price.
Jan 27, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★★
On time, good regional airport.
Jan 25, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★☆☆☆☆
Was delayed 7 hours with no information given at all. We were given no compensation except for a 100 baht food token for Burger King which was not sufficient to purchase anything on the menu, but also told was invalid when we tried to redeem it. Terrible service would not recommend
Jan 25, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★☆☆☆☆
A lot Wait for open fly door.
Jan 22, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★★
Good trip
Jan 21, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★★
Good trip
Jan 20, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★☆
Seat at exit so spacious leg room. Only disadvantage that even small hand luggage had to be tucked away. Friendly staff and smooth boarding.
Jan 19, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★☆
the queue for thai lion was huge but other than that everything worked out fine
Jan 18, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★☆☆☆☆
Thai Lion Air changed the flight to an earlier time and did not notify me. I was unable to fly to Phuket until the next day
Jan 15, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★☆
Nice flight, friendly attendants, comfortable leg room.
Jan 15, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★★
No issues with flight. Ticket was reasonably priced for time of travel
Jan 14, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★☆☆
The flight delayed
Jan 13, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★☆☆☆☆
Delay 1 hour, luggage took a while.
Jan 13, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★☆☆
The flight was delayed
Jan 13, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★★
Trip was quick and as expected. Great deal to fly around different parts of the country.
Jan 12, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★★
Comfortable fly
Jan 11, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★☆
Delayed flight
Jan 11, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★★
Easy
Jan 9, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★★
Very good
Jan 9, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★★
Good airline
Jan 9, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★★
Fast, Nice plain
Jan 7, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★★
Easy flight. On time. Smooth take off an landing. All staff courteous and amiable
Jan 7, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★☆
We weren’t allowed to bring our coffees on the airplane. Otherwise everything was up to standards and easy to move through.
Jan 7, 2018
avia Economy, Thai Lion Air
★★★★☆
Landing was a little rough. Everything else was good.

Thai Lion Air

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Schedule Thai Lion Air


06:10, 06:50, 08:15, 10:50, 11:40, 13:05, 13:30, 15:45, 17:10, 18:45, 20:45, 22:00;
08:10, 09:00, 10:25, 14:50, 16:10, 19:35, 21:50;
08:35, 09:40, 10:35, 11:30, 13:45, 15:05, 15:55, 16:50, 18:50, 20:00, 22:25;
09:05, 12:10, 14:05, 17:45, 18:55, 19:50, 20:25;
10:00, 17:35;
07:15, 07:45, 09:50, 10:45, 12:10, 12:50, 14:45, 16:55, 18:35, 19:50, 21:05, 22:15;
05:20, 09:10, 13:20, 15:20, 18:30;
02:00, 03:05, 05:40, 05:45, 06:00, 06:20, 07:15, 08:55, 12:00, 12:50, 15:45, 16:20, 17:20, 18:25, 22:15, 23:35;
07:45, 16:05;
08:25, 08:50, 12:00, 13:20, 14:30, 16:40, 18:55, 19:50, 21:35;
09:05, 18:15;
12:45, 20:20;
06:30, 07:30, 08:10, 09:35, 12:15, 13:05, 13:40, 14:50, 17:05, 19:10, 19:30, 21:00, 22:00;
09:20, 09:45, 10:30, 13:15, 17:25, 21:30;
10:45, 13:35, 16:30, 18:00;
00:05, 03:00, 07:45, 08:00, 09:40, 09:55, 11:50, 14:30, 15:05, 15:45, 18:45, 20:45, 22:30, 22:40;
07:00, 08:00, 10:25, 13:35, 15:20, 16:25, 16:30, 18:35, 21:00, 21:25, 23:30;
06:45, 07:10, 11:15, 14:10, 14:15, 16:40, 16:45, 19:15, 21:55;
11:35, 19:55;

Stations Thai Lion Air

Don Mueang Airport, Kuala Lumpur Airport, Singapore Airport, Chiang Mai Airport, Chiang Rai Airport, Hat Yai Airport, Krabi Airport, Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport, Phuket Airport, Suratthani Airport, Ubon Ratchathani Airport, Udonthani Airport, Yangon Airport, Guangzhou Baiyun Airport, Ho Chi Minh Airport, Noibai Airport