About 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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Chiang Mai - Don Mueang Airport
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Chiang Mai - Pattaya
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08:25, 09:45, 12:20
Chiang Mai - Surat Thani Airport
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06:50, 06:50, 08:00, 08:45, 09:00, 11:40, 13:00, 13:05, 13:30, 13:40, 15:45, 23:25
Chiang Rai - Don Mueang Airport
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Don Mueang Airport - Chiang Mai
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Don Mueang Airport - Chiang Rai
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Don Mueang Airport - Hanoi
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Don Mueang Airport - Hat Yai
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Don Mueang Airport - Krabi
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Don Mueang Airport - Nakhon Si Thammarat
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Don Mueang Airport - Phuket
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Don Mueang Airport - Singapore
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Don Mueang Airport - Surat Thani Airport
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Don Mueang Airport - Trang
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Don Mueang Airport - Ubon Ratchathani
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Don Mueang Airport - Udon Thani
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Don Mueang Airport - Yangon
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Hanoi - Don Mueang Airport
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Hat Yai - Don Mueang Airport
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Krabi - Don Mueang Airport
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Nakhon Si Thammarat - Don Mueang Airport
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Pattaya - Chiang Mai
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Phuket - Don Mueang Airport
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Singapore - Don Mueang Airport
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Surat Thani Airport - Don Mueang Airport
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Ubon Ratchathani - Don Mueang Airport
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Thai Lion Air Company Reviews

RL
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Mar 27, 2020
Très satisfait de ce vol réservé auprès de 12 goAsia.
AA
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Mar 25, 2020
Great trip no problems .
WE
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Mar 24, 2020
could not make annulation with refund
MT
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Mar 21, 2020
Avion en retard d'1 heure repas payant c'est le plus mauvais vol intérieur fait en Thaïlande
DR
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Mar 21, 2020
Rien a dire tout était parfait !
CR
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Mar 20, 2020
Hat alles super funktioniert. Fähre, Bus an Flughafen und Flug nach Bangkok. Waren erst skeptisch über nen fremdes Portal zu buchen aber ist absolut empfehlenswert. Gute Möglichkeit günstig ein Gesamtpaket zu buchen.
LP
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Mar 19, 2020
Everything has gone nice and easy. Can’t complain. Would recommend!
JS
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Mar 11, 2020
Pleasant flight, great landing.
EB
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Mar 10, 2020
Ras
AS
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Mar 8, 2020
Great trip and well organised by 12go.asia airline was spot on and would recommend.
BG
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Mar 6, 2020
Bon voyage sans aucun problème
MD
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Mar 5, 2020
Parfait ,notre taxi a l heure et super sympa ! Rien à redire
SV
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Mar 4, 2020
Fast en sufficient
AA
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Mar 3, 2020
Prima luchthaven , wel iedereen met mondkapjes, terwijl dit geen zin heeft wanneer je niet ziek bent. Goede vlucht en we kregen ook een stoel met extra beenruimte, die om een rij van drie naast ons was.
MF
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Mar 2, 2020
Nice friendly staff.
MD
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Mar 2, 2020
Hotel très très propre, personelle agréable. Idéale pour une nuit sortie de l'aéroport. Pas plus cependant car la localisation est bof bof.
BV
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Mar 1, 2020
Alles was in orde
TA
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Mar 1, 2020
Good service
TM
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Feb 29, 2020
Amazing
WD
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Feb 29, 2020
Easy to use airport.
MM
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Feb 27, 2020
I was charged 850 thai baht for extra 7 kilogram , when the whole ticket was for 600 baht !! This was the worst thing but everything except this was very good
MR
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Feb 27, 2020
Mal servicio .Cambiaron la puerta de embarque y retrasaron la horario de salida . Pésimo
AG
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Feb 27, 2020
Nous pensions que les bagages en cabine étaient inclus dans le prix mais finalement non. Il a fallu trouver ou aller payer et c’était vraiment compliqué pour rien. Sinon l’avion était confortable et ce fut un beau vol
TA
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Feb 27, 2020
Good service
LK
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Feb 26, 2020
It was a interesting flight up . Airhost didnt do much. The plane made weird noises
LB
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Feb 24, 2020
Un voyage facile, tout est simple et efficace
MB
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Feb 23, 2020
Fast easy flight to Chiang Rai from Bangkok.
PJ
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Feb 22, 2020
Alles in Ordnung. Flug war angenehm und pünktlich. Nichts Negatives.
KA
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Feb 22, 2020
The gate was changed but no proper information was given. Thankfully they called our name and we made it in the nick of time. Apart from that, flight was on time, pretty smooth, clean and good staff
HP
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Feb 22, 2020
Fantastic service . Very lovely staff :)
JC
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Feb 19, 2020
very good
FS
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Feb 19, 2020
Toutes les formalités d’enregistrement, de sécurité se font avec facilité et rapidité.. exemplaire
OE
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Feb 19, 2020
Fine
HJ
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Feb 18, 2020
The staff are extremely helpful
CC
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Feb 16, 2020
Clear mentions regarding luggage options, on schedule, good aircraft and nice flight attendants.
CC
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Feb 15, 2020
Avion avec 15 min de retard sinon bien passé
JV
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Feb 14, 2020
The flight itself was good but I was terrifying about the landing! Was not good at all
TF
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Feb 11, 2020
Super Flug, (fast) alles perfekt. Jedoch sollte die Gewichtsbegrenzung beim Handgepäck nicht derart restriktiv angewandt werden.
CB
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Feb 8, 2020
Website Information was correct. We booked 2x 20kg baggage and Thai Lion Air was informed.
RL
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Feb 8, 2020
Great
BP
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Feb 7, 2020
good price for a comfortable flight
TB
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Feb 6, 2020
Staff very courteous even though we missed a few requirements. We had not paid for additional baggage weight so we needed to go to another counter to pay for that before check in. And we had forgotten and left some lithium batteries in the luggage that a polite team of security helped us find. Just leave extra time in case of problems. Everyone so polite and helpful though we don’t speak Thai and these were rookie mistakes.
MK
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Feb 6, 2020
We flew with lion air they wher rude the staff , as well they are super annal about hand luggage, they weighed are before we boarded and at check in , we bought extra luggage allowence and they still gave us grief even though we were not over weight
BM
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Feb 5, 2020
Pünktlich, unkompliziert, angenehmes Personal. Guter Preis.
JV
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Feb 5, 2020
No water during flight.
FD
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Feb 2, 2020
Vol à l'heure, sièges corrects et personnels très compétents
MW
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Jan 31, 2020
On time, good domestic service.
DT
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Jan 31, 2020
RAS
BO
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Jan 30, 2020
Good price and no problem during the flight.
DD
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Jan 30, 2020
Impeccable comme d’habitude
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Thai Lion Air Stations

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 Surat Thani Airport Ubon Ratchathani Airport Udon Thani Airport Soekarno Hatta Airport Yangon Airport Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Ho Chi Minh Airport Noibai Airport Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport Utapao Pattaya Airport Taoyuan Airport Phitsanulok Airport Khon Kaen Airport Trang Airport Nanjing Airport Chongqing Airport Chengdu Airport Nanchang Airport Wuhan Airport Changsha Airport Zhengzhou Airport Changzhou Airport Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport Ningbo Airport Pu Dong Airport Tianjin Binhai Airport Xian Xianyang Airport Hefei Airport Shenzhen Baoan Airport Tribhuvan Airport Narita Airport Kansai International Airport Ngurah Rai Airport Zia International Airport Bandaranaike Airport Central Japan Airport Fukuoka Airport Jinan Airport