Airlines of Thailand - low-cost and domestic flights

About, how to fly cheap to Thailand from RussiaI already wrote. Also on the blog there are a number of articles about moving between different cities and islands, and there all the ways of transporting travelers are mentioned. However, when it comes to domestic flights in Thailand, only AirAsia is mentioned, although there are several airlines flying in Thailand. Actually, this article is intended to partially fill this gap.

By the way, as it turned out, the Internet is fulloutdated information, some airlines simply do not exist anymore, we had to google a couple of days on this topic. Well, and I remind you to look for tickets best in specialized search engines of airline tickets: or

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AirAsia (AirAysha)

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The most famous and popular low-cost amongtravelers. The number of destination cities is large; it flies not only in Thailand, but in all neighboring countries. It Airasia all fly to Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Hong Kong, Bali, Singapore, India, China, Japan and so on. Often holds promotions and you can fly for a penny. So, if you live in Asia for a long time, subscribe to their special offers.

Flies most often through Bangkok (Don Muang), but there are also direct flights between major cities. The main destination cities are Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Pitsanulok, Udontani, Ubon Ratchathani, Khon Kaen, Suratkhani, Krabi, Phuket, Hat Yai, Nakhon Si Tamarat. In addition to direct flights, offers transfers (plane + ferry) to the islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Lanta, Koh Lipe, and so on. I flew them around Tai and into Malaysia.

Where AirAsia flies

Where AirAsia flies

AirAsia - the most important loukost in Asia in Thailand

AirAsia - the most important low-cost airline in Asia in Thailand

Nok Air (Nok Air)

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Another popular loukost in Thailand. Ticket price is not much different from AirAsia, and the service on recalling at altitude. Yes, I myself flew them several times, I liked it more than on AirAsia. It flies mainly only on Tay, the number of destination cities is approximately the same as that of AirAsia, if we talk about Thailand. The bank card on which the ticket was purchased must be itself, as it may be asked at the airport.

It flies mainly through Bangkok (Don Muang), but there are flights from Chiang Mai to Udontani, MaeHong Son and Mae Sot. The main cities are Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Pitsanulok, Ranong, Hua Hin (Thu, Fri, and Fri), Chumphon, Surathani, Krabi (Ao Nang), Phuket, Hat Yai. It also offers transfers to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, Koh Lanta, Koh Lipe and other islands (the company Lompraya is transporting by water). I flew them to Vietnam (Haina).

Where Nok Air flies

Where Nok Air flies

NokAir - cool airline

NokAir - cool airline

Nok Mini (Nok mini)

The official site, the site leads there.

Former SGA Airlines. It is a flight on small planes in several directions. All reservations and ticket searches are carried out through the Nok Air website, that is, in fact, you can not enter the Nok Mini website.

Bangkok Airways (Bangkok Airways)

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This company is not at all low-cost, so the ticketsit has two times more expensive than previous airlines. It flies not only in Thailand, but also to neighboring countries (Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, Hong Kong). Unfortunately, only Bangkok Airways flies directly to Samui, so if you want to quickly get to the island, you will have to fork out. A cheaper option is a transfer plane + ferry from AirAsia and Nok Air.

It flies between many cities, and not only through Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi). Destination cities in Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Krabi, Pattaya, Phuket, Samui, Sukhothai, Trat, Udonton. He flew them on Samui.

Where Bangkok Airways Flies

Where Bangkok Airways Flies

Thai Airways (Thai Airways)

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They fly around the world, including flights from Russia to Thailand. Great service, everyone is praised, but tickets are more expensive than others. In Thailand prices are about the same as those of Bangkok Airways or even more expensive.

It flies between many cities, and not only through Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi). Destination cities in Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Khon Kaen, Krabi, Phuket, Samui, Hat Yai, Udonton, Ubon Ratchathani.

Where Thai Airways flies

Where Thai Airways flies

THAI Smile

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Budget Division Thai Airways. It flies mainly in Thailand, but there are also flights to Cambodia, Burma, Macau.

Orient Thai Airlines (Orient Thai Airlines)

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Previously called 1-2-go. It flies only from Bangkok (Don Muang) to Phuket and back. Tickets are cheap. And so you can fly to Hong Kong, but only from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi), as well as in Guangzhou.


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Does not fly to Thailand, but may be useful to thoseAnyone who wants to fly cheaply from Samui or Phuket to Penanag for a Thai visa. If there are other options in the case of Phuket, only the most expensive Bangkok Airways flies from Samui.

Lion air

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Flies a lot where (Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, etc.), the routes are on the map, tickets are cheap.

U Airlines

Charter flights, not regular. It seems like only 1 plane from them. Book only by phone, you can not buy on the site. I do not know the price. They fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and Phuket, as well as to neighboring countries (Korea, India, Indonesia, Japan).

Kan air

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A small airline flies from Chiang Mai toPai, Mae Hong Son, Nan and Pitsanulok. It does not fly every day, so see the schedule. The cost of tickets is relatively high for short distances, but you can fly to Tsesna.

Non-flying airlines

Happy air
In February 2015, ceased operations. The airline flew to Chumphon and Ranong from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) few times a week.

Phuket Air (Phuket Air)
Airlines have long been banned from flying to the European Union, then flights to Thailand have ceased. As far as I know, they are not flying now. There is no information on their website.

Solar Air (Solar Air)
I didn’twas able to achieve nothing but “Not Flight Route”. That is, what is now offering this airline is unknown. Previously, she flew from Bangkok (Don Muang) to Chumphon, from where people transplanted to Lomparaya speedboats and sailed to Samui, Phangan and Tao. But now the company Lompraya is working with the airline Nok Air.

TonleSap Airlines (TonSap Airlines)
The Cambodian company itself, and previously flew fromPattaya to Siem Reap. This was comparable to the price of AirAsia, which flies to Siem Reap from Bangkok, but more convenient if the person lives in Pattaya. The website of the airline at the time of this writing does not open, therefore, what became of it is not clear.

P.C. Air
Their only aircraft was confiscated in Korea in 2012, since then they have not flown.

Destination Air Shuttle

A private airline offered flights from Phuket to places nearby (Phi Phi, Krabi, Yao Noi, Ko Lanta, etc.) on seaplanes. Closed in 2009.

Air Phoenix, SkyStar Airways, Crystal Thai Airlines - do not fly.

P.S. Did you forget something or wrote it wrong? Write in the comments. By and large, it is enough to know AirAsia, Nok Air and Bangkok Airways ...

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