Thai Lion Air Suspending Operations from March 25

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Thai Lion Air Suspending Operations from March 25

Attention travellers who have Thai Lion Air tickets for flights after March, 25: the airline is preparing to suspend its operations in the end of the month.

As stated in the letter to the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, the Thai affiliate of the Indonesian budget carrier is planning to resume domestic and international services on May 1, 2020, provided the situation with the Coronavirus improves regionally.

According to the airline's announcement, the spread of Covid-19 resulted in a drastically reduced load factor on the flights Thai Lion Air was offering hence the decision to halt the operation has been taken.

The airline will keep its pilots on the payroll, but at a monthly salary reduction of 40%.

Thai Lion Air was founded in December 2013. The carrier operated from Bangkok's Don Mueang Airport and was planning to add more domestic and international scheduled flights from other cities in Thailand. The airline's fleet consisted of over three dozen aircraft. From its hub in Bangkok, Thai Lion Air offered services to 50 domestic and regional destinations including several chartered services to destinations in China.

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