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Nok Air is a small, budget operating from the Thai capital of Bangkok to 24 airports throughout Thailand and 9 destinations in China, India, Myanmar and Vietnam. The airline's hub is Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) and is the low-cost subsidiary of Thai Airways. Nok Air began operations in July 2004 with a single Boeing 737-400 and the first two routes inaugurated were from Bangkok to Udon Thani in the east and Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand. Nok Air is registered under Nok Airlines Co.Ltd and is a joint venture between public and private investors. Nok is the Thai word for 'bird' which symbolises friendship and the freedom to fly anywhere.

In 2006, the company's name was changed to Nok Airlines Co.Ltd. On 18th January 2013, the company changed its name to "Nok Airlines Public Company Limited" when it listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET).

In 2014, Scoot and Nok Air paired up to create NokScoot, a low-cost joint venture airline that would operate medium to long-haul flights to a variety of cities in Asia and Oceania. Unfortunately, NokScoot was heavily impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and entered liquidation in 2020.

Did you know? You can book your Nok Air flights today at Alternative Airlines and pay later using flexible payment plans at checkout - take a look at our flexible Buy Now Pay Later options for more information.

Baggage Policy

Nok Air has a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage.

Carry-on Baggage

One item of carry-on baggage is included on both domestic and international flights. The carry-on baggage must not weigh more than 7kg and must not exceed the dimensions of 56 x 36 x 23 cm.

Checked Baggage

Passengers on Nok Air flights are able to purchase checked baggage. Passengers are allowed 15kg of checked baggage per fee for domestic flights and 30kg of checked baggage per fee for international flights and domestic flights that connect to international flights. Checked baggage is dropped off at the airport check-in counters.

Cabin Classes

Nok Air passengers can fly in Economy and Premium Economy Class.

Economy Class

Economy Class facilities

Economy is the only cabin class on Nok Air flights. You can enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages are provided for all service classes in addition to free onboard WiFi for all passengers. This allows passengers to stay connected, from using their own devices to stream entertainment or using them to be productive and keep up with work.

Economy Class seats

It provides comfortable leather seats to set up for an enjoyable and relaxing journey with lots of legroom to stretch your legs.

Premium Economy

Economy Premium Class facilities

Passengers can choose to upgrade to premium economy, called Nok Smile Plus with this airline. You're served complimentary snack as well as hot and cold beverages in addition you can enjoy free WiFi. This earns passengers extra and exclusive privileges, such as an additional 10kg of baggage, priority check-in (at certain airports) and premium seat selections onboard your flight.

Economy Premium Class seats

With premkum class seats you can enjoy extra comfort and legroom space with more pitch rate compared to economy class. comfortable leather seats to set up for an enjoyable and relaxing journey with lots of legroom to stretch your legs.


Nok Air passengers can check in online on selected flights. If you're unable to check in online then you must check in at the airport.

Online Check-in

Nok Air customers on domestic flights can check-in online. Those booked onto international flights are not able to use online check-in. Passengers can check-in to your domestic Nok Air flight 24 hours between 24 hours—one hours before their flight. To check-in online for your flight, please visit Nok Air web check-in page and enter your booking number and last name to check-in to your Nok Air domestic flight.

Airport Check-in

If passengers are unable to check-in online for their domestic flight or they're flying on an international flight, Nok Air offers airport check-in on all their flights. For domestic flights, airport check-in opens two hours before departure and closes 45 minutes before. For international flights, airport check-in opens three hours before departure and closes one hour before.

Frequent Flyer Programme

Nok Air's Frequent Flyer Club is called 'Nok Fan Club'.

Nok Fan Club

Nok Air has a frequent Flyer Program called the 'Nok Fan Club' and gets exclusive privileges being Nok Smile and Nok Smile Plus members. Privileges such as free extra baggage allowance, premium sear, dedicated check-in desks at some airports and free flights and awards.

Airline Alliance

The airline is part of the Value Alliance, with 8 Asia-Pacific low-cost airline alliances or "Value Alliance" consist of Nok Air, ScootCebu Pacific (including Cebgo Air), Jeju AirTigerair Singapore, Tigerair Australia and Vanilla Air which cover more than 160 destinations all over Asia-Pacific region in order to facilitate the passengers.

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Destinations that Nok Air flies to

Nok Air flies to a variety of destinations both within Thailand and around Asia. Click on the button below to find out the all destinations that Nok Air flies to.

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Hub Airport

Don Mueang International Airport (DMK)

Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) is one oldest operating airport in Bangkok and one of the two international airports serving Bangkok, Thailand.

The airport is a low-cost airline hub and airlines that fly from and to Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) include Air AsiaThai AirAsiaMaldivian and Malindo Air.


The airlines fleet consists of 23 aircraft, with 7 on order, ranging from Boeing 737-800 and Bombardier Dash 8 with 7 Boeing MAX 8. In November 2016, Nok Air, Thailand's premium low-cost carrier took delivery of 23rd brand new Boeing 737-800 Next-Generation. In this delivery, Nok Air also took HS-DBX ‘Nok Tawan’ to its fleet. The 189-seat aircraft is equipped with the latest operating systems and a beautifully designed livery. In July 2016, Nok Air added a brand new Q400 NextGen from Bombardier to its fleet from the world’s leading manufacturer of planes based in Toronto, Canada. The airline continues to grow and enhance its services, adding more aircraft to its fleet each year.

  • 15 x Boeing 737-800
  • 8 Bombardier Dash 8
  • 7 Boeing MAX 8 on order

Book Nok Air Flights in English

Choose to book Nok Air flights in English when you book with us. At Alternative Airlines, we offer assurance and trust in our bookings, using companies such as PayPal to ensure safe payments for you. We provide you with choice in flight departure times and routes, giving you the choice without the hassle by combining alternative airlines and prices for you.

Popular Routes

Bangkok ✈ Thung Song

Bangkok ✈ Malaysia

Bangkok ✈ Buri Rem

Bangkok ✈ Nan

Bangkok ✈ Phucket

Book Nok Air Tickets and Fly Now, Pay Later

Want to book domestic flights within Thailand with Nok Air and be able to spread the cost of your tickets over time? You've come to the right place as at Alternative Airlines, you can easily search for and book ANY Nok Air flight and secure your booking with one of the many popular flexible payment plans we have available at checkout, including AfterpayKlarnaTendoPay and PayPal Credit, among others. There are other benefits too when booking your flights through Alternative Airlines - you can compare prices between different flights and apply many filters to your search to help you find the most suitable flight for you, whatever your needs may be. For peace of mind, you can even add Cancellation Protection or Baggage Insurance to your booking!

Can I pay for Nok Air flights in instalments?

Why not? On the Alternative Airlines site, you can book your Nok Air flights today and pay later in instalments when you secure your booking with any of the finance options we offer at checkout. We offer over 40 different ways to pay including popular Buy Now Pay Later plans that let you pay for your flights over a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis - you can book your flights today and not have to worry about paying the full amount upfront! Different financing options will appear at checkout depending on your country of residence and the currency you're paying in. Repayment periods will also vary with each payment method that we offer.

Read on to find out more about some of our most popular payment plan options, or discover all our finance options here.

The payment plan options available at checkout will depend on the country in which you reside.


Can I pay for Nok Air flights using Afterpay?

Yes! It's so easy to book your Nok Air flights and pay later with Afterpay! Choosing Afterpay to secure your flights means you can split the cost of your Nok Air tickets into 4 equal interest-free payments to be paid back over a 6 week period. However, in order to use Afterpay at Alternative Airlines, you'll need to be a resident of the United States and pay for your flights in USD.


Can I use Klarna for Nok Air flights?

Absolutely! Klarna is available to the following countries: United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Austria, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Germany. With Klarna, you can book your Nok Air tickets and pay in 3 (UK) or pay in 4 (US). We know flights can sometimes be expensive, but Klarna also has financing options for larger purchases that can be paid over a longer period of time. You can pay monthly between 6-36 months, or if you'd rather use shorter-term financing, you can pay for your flights within 30 days - it's as easy as that!

PayPal Credit

Can I pay for Nok Air flights using PayPal Credit?

PayPal is already an immensely popular way to pay for flights at Alternative Airlines, but did you know you can also pay later with PayPal Credit? It's just as quick and secure to use. With PayPal Credit, a credit limit is applied to your PayPal account, so you can book your Nok Air flights now and pay over time for up to 4 months, interest-free! It's currently available to customers in the UK, the US and Germany.


Can I pay for Nok Air tickets using TendoPay?

Absolutely! TendoPay is available to residents of the Philippines and lets customers pay for their Nok Air flights in 4 equal payments that can be paid back every fortnight. There's also a longer-term financing option available called 'Flexi instalments' where you can pay monthly instead!

Frequently asked questions

Can I pay for Nok Air flights in instalments?

Yes, you can - you can book flights on finance right here at Alternative Airlines! We offer so many popular payment plans with Afterpay, Klarna, Clearpay and many more, so you can book your Nok Air flights today and not have to worry about paying a lump sum upfront! You can instead spread the cost of your tickets over a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis, depending on the plan you've chosen. Depending on where you reside, different finance options will be available at checkout. For example, if you're a UK resident, you can pay later for your Nok Air flights with Clearpay or Klarna. Or if you reside in the UAE, you can split the cost of your flights up with Tabby or Postpay. But that's not all - we offer many more flexible payment options not covered in this guide, so check out our Buy Now Pay Later page for more information!

The payment options that you see at checkout will depend on the country in which you reside. Terms and conditions apply; follow the links above to find out more about each payment option, as well as to view full T&C’s.

Why should I book my Nok Air tickets through Alternative Airlines?

Making flights accessible to everybody is what we're most proud of at Alternative Airlines - with over 40 different ways to pay, from buying flights on finance to paying for your flights with cryptocurrency, you can go on that trip you've been planning for forever or book a last minute flight with just the click of a button. When searching through Alternative Airlines, you can compare prices between different flights, pick your preferred airline, e.g. Nok Air, and apply an abundance of filters to your search to help you find that ideal flight! You can also add extra security to your booking with Cancellation Protection and Baggage Insurance. Book your Nok Air flights today with Alternative Airlines and pay later!