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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Nok Air Company Reviews

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472 / 17,367
5 294
4 114
3 29
2 16
1 19
99.8% of 17,367 travelers were presumably happy with Nok Air as they left good or no review

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Dec 12, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
Good experience. Efficient on line check in and efficient airport made this trip easy
Dec 10, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
No complaints. Plane was clean and on time. Would recommend.
Dec 8, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
Nice trip, like it
Dec 6, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
Everything was very good and easy. I can recoment everybody who wants to travel in Thailand.
Dec 4, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
The airline is good and i did not have any problem in my booking
Dec 1, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★☆
good flight
Nov 30, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★☆
On time and good price.
Nov 30, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
Perfect company with professional staff especially for boomie really she is very helpful and smart girl
Nov 29, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★☆
Nok flight was on time and check in was quick and easy. Flight crew were friendly, no complaints. Transfer bus to ferry was also good, but long. One bus to take passengers to 4 different terminals, but what can you do, but enjoy the scenery! Ferry was good, lots of construction and noise at the Seatran terminal, ferry ride was uneventful. Great value to book them all as a package.12togo , thanks!
Nov 29, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
Everything works out well. I can recoment the 12go.asia everyone who wants to travelin Thailand. Good price and good service.
Nov 29, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
Facile rapide pas cher! Rien à dire
Nov 26, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★☆☆
Customer experience was not good inside the plane, staff was shouting while trying to tell the phones was not ok to use, they can say it in a polite manner
Nov 21, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★☆
Everything was fine
Nov 21, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
Todo perfecto
Nov 21, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
Everything was ok ✌
Nov 19, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
Amazing trip
Nov 18, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
Very good service and flight in time
Nov 17, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★☆
Very Nice hostess,
Nov 17, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
I am very please with the way I travelled with NOK Air. It’s my fitst flight with thrm. Little delay because of previous flight but very relaxed inboarding en personel. Next time I will travel again with this company.
Nov 14, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
Good
Nov 11, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
Perfect planning from Muang Airport to Hat Yai and Koh Lipe
Nov 11, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
Smooth check in Flight perfect on time Baggage handling quick
Nov 10, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★☆☆
Was late 1 hour the airplane
Nov 7, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★☆
great
Nov 6, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
Nice smooth flight with kind personnel. Service is ok. Enough leg space (I am 1,93m and had a regular seat). Good job NOK air !
Oct 27, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★★
Everything worked perfectly
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!

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