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.

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Buriram - Don Mueang Airport
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07:45, 16:10, 16:20, 19:10, 19:55
Chiang Mai - Don Mueang Airport
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07:45, 07:55, 09:25, 10:45, 12:15, 12:30, 12:55, 14:25, 14:55, 15:25, 18:10, 19:15, 19:40, 21:10, 21:55
Chiang Mai - Udonthani
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06:05, 09:25, 12:15, 13:00, 14:05, 15:20, 19:40, 20:40
Chiang Rai - Don Mueang Airport
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09:15, 09:45, 13:05, 16:50, 18:50, 21:30
Chumphon - Don Mueang Airport
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08:00, 19:00, 20:40
Don Mueang Airport - Buriram
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06:05, 14:35, 17:35, 18:20, 18:30
Don Mueang Airport - Chiang Mai
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06:05, 06:50, 09:05, 10:40, 11:10, 11:30, 12:20, 13:10, 13:50, 14:25, 16:30, 17:15, 19:15, 19:50, 20:25
Don Mueang Airport - Chiang Rai
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07:20, 11:25, 15:00, 17:00, 18:50, 19:45
Don Mueang Airport - Chumphon
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05:40, 16:30, 19:10
Don Mueang Airport - Hat Yai
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06:00, 09:20, 10:40, 13:10, 15:25, 18:10, 19:45, 20:35
Don Mueang Airport - Ho Chi Minh
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07:35, 18:30
Don Mueang Airport - Krabi
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10:10, 15:00
Don Mueang Airport - Nakhon Si Thammarat
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06:00, 09:10, 15:00, 15:50, 17:05, 19:15
Don Mueang Airport - Phitsanulok
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06:30, 10:40, 15:00, 19:30
Don Mueang Airport - Phuket
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05:40, 06:10, 09:30, 09:50, 10:55, 13:35, 15:15, 15:25, 17:35, 20:45
Don Mueang Airport - Ranong
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06:05, 09:00, 17:25
Don Mueang Airport - Surat Thani
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06:20, 09:20, 11:10, 12:40, 16:00, 19:45
Don Mueang Airport - Ubon Ratchathani
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06:05, 07:25, 11:00, 13:50, 15:00, 17:25, 19:30
Don Mueang Airport - Udonthani
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06:00, 10:50, 12:20, 14:05, 15:25, 17:00, 20:05, 21:00
Hat Yai - Don Mueang Airport
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08:00, 12:05, 12:35, 15:05, 17:30, 19:20, 21:40, 22:30
Ho Chi Minh - Don Mueang Airport
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09:40, 20:45
Krabi - Don Mueang Airport
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12:00, 17:00
Nakhon Si Thammarat - Don Mueang Airport
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07:40, 10:55, 16:45, 17:30, 19:05, 20:55
Phitsanulok - Don Mueang Airport
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07:55, 12:40, 15:00, 21:00
Phuket - Don Mueang Airport
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07:50, 07:55, 08:10, 11:20, 12:00, 12:05, 12:55, 15:25, 17:10, 22:45
Ranong - Don Mueang Airport
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07:40, 10:50, 19:20
Surat Thani - Don Mueang Airport
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08:20, 11:05, 12:55, 14:20, 18:00, 21:20
Trang - Don Mueang Airport
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09:20, 12:05, 16:55, 17:55
Ubon Ratchathani - Don Mueang Airport
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07:40, 09:15, 09:35, 12:45, 15:25, 16:40, 19:05, 21:05
Udonthani - Don Mueang Airport
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08:00, 12:45, 14:20, 15:35, 17:05, 18:35, 21:45, 22:20

Nok Air Company Reviews

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835 / 30,260
5 519
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3 54
2 24
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99.8% of 30,260 travelers were presumably happy with Nok Air as they left good or no review

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Jun 16, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Nok air are a no frills airlines but,my flight left and arrived on time.
Jun 11, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
First time to fly with Nok Air. It's budget friendly and you get what you pay for. Would fly with them again in the future!
Jun 2, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Flight delayed by about 20 minutes. As soon as we were in the air everything ok.
May 28, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Very unorganized and unhelpful. A 2+ hour delay due to air staff error. Once in flight, it was fine but unorganized before take off
May 22, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Comfortable airports in Bangkok (DMK) and Chiang Mai, pleasant flight to Chiang Mai.
May 14, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
We flew on NOK AIR. The service was excellent The staff at the airport helped us as we had to change my sons ticket to my flight. The staff were so efficient and helpful. we fly to Buriram which is a small airport but very professional. The staff are excellent. It has a cafe which serves great coffee. It is clean and welcoming. The toilets are very clean. Well run airport.
May 6, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Rustige vlucht. Alles prima geregeld let wel goed op dat je naam goed op je ticket staat. Anders betaal je voor de wijzigng net zoveel als voor een hele ticket.
May 1, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Flight was delayed but once the plane was in the airport everything was quick and efficient
Apr 28, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Easy booking, and nice trip, nothing to say. Lovely Staff
Apr 27, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
The coffee was awful albeit complimentary, otherwise good.
Apr 27, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Smooth check in and flight. Great service from in-flight staff.
Apr 18, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Great trip. No problems with baggage. Stayed within our weight limit. 10 minutes late, but never felt rushed or put out. Great service on flight.
Apr 16, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Gentle, helpfull, tidy, very nice flight, I will book again !!
Apr 16, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Friendly and helpful staff assisted us all the way. Thank you
Apr 14, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Very easy to book. Although the operator raised the price while I checking out... But a good website!
Apr 10, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Although our departure time change to an hour later we were contacted in ample time via email. Our flight was then delayed on the day by just under an hour. This said our experience was extremely easy and staff were all attentive.
Apr 4, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Good service,. Intetesting to realise that you operate Boeing 737 800. But it worked good.In EU and in USA had been stopped after 2 accident in near past.
Mar 30, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Good budget flight but was late taking off. Other than that service was friendly and professional.
Mar 29, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
somehow only my initials were recorded on my reservation ticket and non air refused to let me fly until my ticket was the same as my passport. to do this which took all of 5 minutes they charged me 700 baht. I was not happy to say the least. flight was ok.
Mar 23, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Nok air was a Good company. Departure on Time and Good flight
Mar 19, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Notre avion a eu plus d'une heure de retard et nous n'avons pas été prévenu.
Mar 6, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
When we arrived at the airport the flight was allready 30 min delayed, finally we left one hour late. Push back and starting engines while people where still standing and stowing there luggage, I guess no problem in Thailand. Further uneventful flight
Feb 24, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
In the order it was final pay of 99€ with luggage and fee. And from my credit card I payed 130€ Why???
Feb 23, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Everything happened smoothly. Reliable booking. Thanks :)
Feb 20, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
I was surprised how clear the indications at the airport were and how smooth everything went from the moment I arrived at DMK airport till leaving UNN airport. So relaxed !
Feb 12, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Flight was delayed from the start, but rest of the journey was really good.
Feb 10, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
My husband had a foot injury and needed a wheelchair and assistance with baggage. They were fantastic and we felt like VIPs all the way through the experience
Feb 9, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Really impressed with the airport and the Chaing Rai city bus services into town.
Feb 3, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Arrived 15 minutes early and got a free little bottle of water. Very good trip
Jan 29, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Everything was perfect! We took the free airport bus by door 6 to the international airport
Jan 26, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Everything as advertised. Read the details and purchase extra baggage allowance prior to check in if needed. So easy! Great service! Thx
Jan 24, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Baggage limit is a problem as most tourists who come this far travel for a longer time and have over 15 kg. We had backpacks which are carry on size in North America and "light" traveller but are too much for Nok Air. Thank you
Jan 23, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Super easy and convient. Would definitely recommend this over a bus!
Jan 21, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Very good on board service, only there was no cabin lugguage included, we found too late and the wanted to charge us 900 thb extra for it. The on board service was sublime.
Jan 18, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Everything was very good except long waiting for boat. That's why 4 instead of 5 stars.
Jan 13, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
The plain left 40 minutes later. I was sitting on the wing, along with 4 other persons. The flight attendants brought lunch to the two wing passengers by my side: without explaining why were the two of them being fed while we weren’t. I thought that was that very rude
Jan 10, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Very quick service. After arriving, 10 minutes later we were in minivan going to pier.
Jan 10, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Non air employee ran with us to make this connection! Great service!
Jan 6, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Very friendly, and Nice water and coffee for free!
Jan 4, 2019
avia Economy, Nok Air
Very big plane, comfortable seats. Flight attendants were very nice and spoke english

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 Surat Thani 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