Nok Air

Company Information

Partly owned by Thai Airways, Nok Air was founded in 2004. Based in Bangkok's Don Mueang International Airport, the airline flew its first international flight in 2007. Nok Air mostly focuses on operating domestic Thai flights, serving the most domestic routes of any carrier in Thailand (23!).

There are 30 planes in Nok Air’s fleet, with a maximum capacity of 189 passengers. Nok Air is also the parent company of NokScoot, along with Singapore-based Scoot. This airline mainly serves destinations in China.

Routes served by Nok Air

Nok Air has an incredibly useful “Low Fare” section on its website, allowing you to find the very cheapest fares on offer at that time. These are often promotional rates so can alter with little notice. The below prices are based on flights from Don Mueang International Airport using this search function.

Most popular domestic destinations

Nok Air specialises in domestic routes across Thailand, flying to every major airport across the country. If you're planning on heading to Chiang Mai from Bangkok then there are seven services each day between 07.00-20.15 making the one-hour journey. Flights are sometimes priced as low as THB450.

Visitors wanting to travel to the famous beaches in the south of the country can fly to either Krabi (once per day at 10.05) or Phuket. There are eight scheduled flights per day to Phuket between 05.00-20.00, lasting under two hours. Prices to both destinations from Bangkok are around THB450.

Most popular international destinations

It's possible to fly with Nok Air to some of the Thailand’s neighbouring countries, like Myanmar and Vietnam. There are two flights to Ho Chi Minh City every day, leaving at 07.00 and 18.00 and take just 1 ½ hours. Also, there are eight departures each week to Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, with a flight time of around two hours. Tickets to either destination can cost as low as THB340. Myanmar’s Yangon is particularly well served too. There are three flights each day heading there (06.45, 10.00 and 19.00) sometimes costing just THB230 for the 1 ¾ hour journey.

As part of their domestic offering, Nok Air also provides highly useful “Fly’n’Ride” and “Fly’n’Ferry” services. These combination packages allow you to purchase a flight as well as any coaches or ferries you might require to get to your destination.

The “Fly’n’Ferry” ticket will include all transfers to the Thai island of your choosing from Bangkok and only requires one booking. The deal is available to Koh Samui, Koh Lanta, Koh Lipe, Koh Ngai, Koh Phangan, Koh Phi Phi and Koh Tao. There are six departures per day from Bangkok to Koh Samui, between 06.00 and 14.05, usually priced from around THB1,400 for the approximately five hour trip. There are the same number of departures heading to Koh Phangan, priced at THB1,600 and seven each day to Koh Tao (THB1,800). There is also one departure per day to both Koh Lanta (07.30) and Koh Phi Phi (10.05), both taking around five hours and costing THB1,600.

Nok Air’s “Fly’n’Ride” ticket works in a similar way. From Bangkok you can reach a wide range of destinations within Thailand and even Vientiane, by using a combination of flights and air-conditioned coaches. For example, if you want to head direct to the beach near Krabi, it's possible to book this whole trip at once so a coach will be waiting for you at Krabi Airport. Similarly, if you're planning on visiting Khao Sok National Park, you can fly from Don Mueang International Airport to Surat Thani and then finish the journey by coach. Both destinations are priced at around THB1,000.

There are three “Fly’n’Drive” departures to Vientiane in Laos each day (at 06.00,10.00 and 12.20) where you will first fly to Udon Thani before crossing the border by coach and completing the trip to Vientiane. This should take less than five hours and often costs around THB1,200.

Pros

Most importantly, you get 15kg of checked baggage included in your ticket. This isn't the case with many of their competitors and can often substantially increase the overall cost of a ticket, so knowing that it is included in the fare is very helpful and excellent value for money. Bear in mind that this doesn't apply if you purchase a promotional fare from Nok Air, although these are often such a good deal that it can be worth paying extra for bags anyway.

Another nice touch is that once on-board you will receive complimentary snack and drink, something that travellers used to European budget airlines will be very pleasantly surprised by. The food and drink available for sale on these flights is pretty competitively priced as well.

Nok Air also offer Asia’s first free on-board wifi! This is particularly helpful if you need to book accommodation for when you arrive or if you want to find out what transport options are available. Or you can just use it to keep yourself occupied throughout the flight.

Cons

Although Nok Air does offer a premium service, it is often not worth paying extra for this as the service is usually the same as experienced by those with an economy ticket. There is no real priority boarding or baggage service as you’ll board with everyone else and be waiting the same amount of time for your bags to arrive at the other end.

Keep in mind

Nok Air has been named as a finalist in the “Low-cost Airline” category in the latest On-time Performance Service Award by FlightStats, a leader in global flight information services, so you know you will receive high quality service for your money.

For those travelling with young children, there is a THB300 fee for infants (under two), whilst children aged over two years old will have to pay for a full-priced ticket.

Travellers reviews

Customers are delighted with the excellent value for money offered by Nok Air, with many frequent flyers only choosing this airline whenever possible. The staff often do the extra mile to improve your trip whenever possible, such as helping to speed you through the terminal if you have to make a connection.

Buy Nok Air Tickets

07:45, 09:25, 10:45, 12:15, 12:30, 12:55, 14:25, 15:25, 18:10, 19:15, 19:40, 21:10, 21:55
06:05, 09:25, 12:15, 15:20, 19:40, 20:40
09:15, 09:45, 13:05, 16:50, 18:50, 21:30
06:05, 14:35, 17:35, 18:20, 18:30
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06:30, 10:40, 15:00, 19:30
05:40, 06:10, 09:30, 09:50, 10:55, 13:35, 15:15, 15:25, 17:35, 20:45
06:20, 09:20, 11:10, 12:40, 16:00, 19:45
06:05, 07:25, 11:00, 13:50, 15:00, 17:25, 19:30
06:00, 10:50, 12:20, 14:05, 15:25, 17:00, 20:05, 21:00
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07:55, 12:40, 15:00, 21:00
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08:20, 11:05, 12:55, 14:20, 18:00, 21:20
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Nok Air Company Reviews

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397 / 13,559
5 247
4 95
3 24
2 15
1 16
99.8% of 13,559 travelers were presumably happy with Nok Air as they left good or no review

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Oct 14, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
Everything was perfect and on time.
Oct 10, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
War okay
Oct 9, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
Really easy and fast!
Sep 27, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
All was good one click and all done thank you
Sep 19, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
Highly recommended ???? Everything was perfect! Very friendly. Would definitely book again
Sep 17, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
Nice AirPort fine organised
Sep 15, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
on time
Sep 5, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★☆
Friendly staff. Flight on time . cabin neat and clean.
Sep 1, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
Great! Fast and simple. And the plain was painted like a bird.
Aug 30, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
All Ok
Aug 25, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
We had a delay of 30 minutes but beside of that everything was ok
Aug 23, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
All right
Aug 22, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
On Time easy to register good company and good staff except rain at Phuket
Aug 21, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★☆
Comfortable but arrived 40 mins late!
Aug 17, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
Perfect
Aug 16, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★☆☆
Your journey ticket's price gets twice more expensive If you have 2 carry-on luggages. Travel light highly recommended
Aug 13, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
Good attention and nice schedules
Aug 11, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
Very good experience. Friendly staf.
Aug 8, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
No problem
Aug 7, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
Great... everything fantastic and as scheduled
Jul 30, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
No problemen all went smoothly ????
Jul 30, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★☆☆
Had to change first name for travelling cost 3000 baht ????????
Jul 22, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★☆☆☆
Luggage only allowed 15k
Jul 11, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
Very good ????????
Jul 2, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★☆
Good fly
Jun 30, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
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Jun 29, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★☆
Nice trip
Jun 29, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
Fast and nice :)
Jun 18, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★☆☆
Very small plane
Jun 16, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★☆☆
The flight was booked as a continuous flight. However, when I got to Mae Sot, they told me it was not a connecting flight and would not book me all the way through. At Bangkok, I had to pick up my bag, walk around to arrivals, and go back through security.
Jun 5, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★☆
Check in was quick and easy. Staff at don Mueang always so polite and helpful. Air nok was lovely to fly on. Only dislike was the last of seat pockets on the back of the chairs.
Jun 2, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
The best domestic airline. easy and fast check in, left on time, clean and confortable airplane
May 26, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
good
May 22, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★☆☆
Everything OK, except the plane interior was dirty
May 19, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
I only speak English & I found this service to be perfect! Very easy to found out where to go and staff were very helpful
Apr 30, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★☆
Water leakage because of ac condensation at Don Meaung Airport. Else everything was absolutely perfect.
Apr 24, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
Great flight
Apr 23, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★☆
Good
Apr 19, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
perfect voyage.
Apr 17, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
Very easy

Nok Air Stations

Don Mueang Airport Buriram Airport Yangon Airport Noibai Airport Ho Chi Minh Airport Phuket Airport Chiang Mai Airport Chiang Rai Airport Krabi Airport Udonthani Airport Lampang Airport Ranong Airport Roi Et Airport Ubon Ratchathani Airport Khon Kaen Airport Hat Yai Airport Suratthani Airport Chumphon Airport Phitsanulok Airport Nan Airport Loei Airport Mae Sot Airport Phrae Airport Trang Airport Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport Sakon Nakhon Airport Nakhon Phanom Airport Sakhon Nakhon Airport Capital Airport Zhengzhou Airport Nanning Airport Chengdu Airport