Thai Lion Air takes flight for Nagoya

Thai Lion Air Nagoya

Thai Lion Air launched flights between Bangkok Don Mueang and Nagoya on 8 March, with the Japanese airport greeting the inaugural flight with a water arch salute. Flights are scheduled to be flown using 737 MAX 9s, as confirmed by this image of the inaugural flight. However, since the MAXs grounding, the route is being operated by the carrier using its fleet of 737-800s, with the airport pair measuring a span of 4,303 kilometres.

  • Thai Lion Air launched its latest route from Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK) on 8 March, with it beginning a five times weekly service to Nagoya (NGO). The airline is scheduled to operate the 4,303-kilometre sector using its 737 MAX 9s, the aircraft type which was used on the first four rotations of this five times weekly service. However, since the grounding of the MAX type, the carrier has been serving the route using its 737-800s. The airport pair is already served by Thai AirAsia X, with it offering a daily rotation between the two airports using its fleet of A330-300s according to OAG Schedules Analyser data, with it having served the route since 29 October 2018.

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