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, 18:30, 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, 10:00, 14:35, 16:55, 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, 10:20, 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 - 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, 12:15, 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 - Chiang Mai
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07:40, 11:05, 13:40, 14:30, 18:00
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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1099 customer reviews
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99.8% of 37,823 travelers were presumably happy with Nok Air as they left good or no review
SB
5
flight Economy, Nok Air, Nov 15, 2019
Everything was perfect, other airlines could learn from them...
SS
2
flight Economy, Nok Air, Nov 13, 2019
It my first time that i feel very scare during landing the plan landing with very bad situation.
AF
2
flight Economy, Nok Air, Nov 8, 2019
When i bought my ticket from 12Asia Go, the ticket told me I had 7 KG carry on and 20 KG free load. I pre paid for extra 15 KG just in case. Once I got to the counter, they had me pay 900 Bhat for 15 Kg's. I was told the 20 KG free load was not 'Nok Air' deal.
MP
5
flight Economy, Nok Air, Nov 6, 2019
Great service, on time, no hassles, thanks for a great flight.
AR
4
flight Economy, Nok Air, Nov 5, 2019
It was very hot inside the plane, but otherwise great!
SH
3
flight Economy, Nok Air, Nov 4, 2019
The plane was late leaving and I wasn't able to check in online, who knows why! But otherwise fine.
RB
5
flight Economy, Nok Air, Nov 1, 2019
Excellent service, friendly, educated staff! Everything well organized. Perfect in every respect. Would highly recommend. And, everything on-time! Richard - Brazil Robin - Canada
KP
5
flight Economy, Nok Air, Oct 12, 2019
Great service provided by 12go and phantip traveler.. on time pickup and drop off to designated places with comfort van or mini bus pickup
IU
5
flight Economy, Nok Air, Sep 30, 2019
Very clear salon and good personel Airport thanks .
AY
5
flight Economy, Nok Air, Sep 14, 2019
It was done with smoothly, so every body enjoyed air trip,
MJ
3
flight Economy, Nok Air, Aug 26, 2019
I was convinced that my extra luggage was also paid, but in the end we had to pay 2.700 Bath for 3 times luggage, quit expensive.
PL
5
flight Economy, Nok Air, Aug 26, 2019
Top service ze stonden netjes met naambordje te wachten. Meteen naar hotel gebracht
FS
5
flight Economy, Nok Air, Aug 23, 2019
Greta service. We Booking all transfert with 12go and every thing was perfect
DE
4
flight Economy, Nok Air, Aug 21, 2019
Everything went smoothly. The only thing is that the boat company did not receive any information regarding my booking before I arrived either at the airport or at the pier. They had to take down the booking number and print out the information after I arrived. It would be helpful to people if they know we are arriving in advance in case we are pressed for time. Thank you, Dan
JC
5
flight Economy, Nok Air, Aug 19, 2019
We arrived late and the staff at NokAir and the security staff were excellent and very helpful to get us to the gate so we could catch the plane. Top class
SM
5
flight Economy, Nok Air, Aug 19, 2019
Small delay but still lend on time. Good air service . Nice to children
KM
5
flight Economy, Nok Air, Aug 18, 2019
Все отлично организованно, замечательно доехали. Огромное спасибо!!!
FV
5
flight Economy, Nok Air, Aug 15, 2019
Good flight, good price. Plane was right on time.
RB
5
flight Economy, Nok Air, Aug 14, 2019
I recommend 12go.asia good price and no issues at all! 12go.asia and enjoy your trip :)
JH
5
flight Economy, Nok Air, Aug 13, 2019
Very quick easy check in, did not need to get there so early because it was so quick

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