Thai Lion Air launches operations from Bangkok Don Mueang

Miss Jatuporn Dilokraweepong became the first passenger on Thai Lion Air’s inaugural flight from Bangkok Don Mueang to Chiang Mai. The airline put on quite a show at the airport to celebrate the launch of operations, which will see further routes launched before the end of the year.

  • Thai Lion Air, the new Bangkok-based subsidiary of Indonesia’s Lion Air, has launched its first route from Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK) to Chiang Mai (CNX). It will serve the 565-kilometre domestic route with thrice-daily flights, but faces intense competition from Thai AirAsia (12 daily flights) and Nok Air (10 daily flights). Flights will be operated by the airline’s 215-seat 737-900ERs.

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