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Thai Lion Air is a low-cost airline based in Thailand. Thai Lion Air operates from Bangkok's main airport, Don Mueang International Airport, with domestic and international scheduled flights. The airline is a subsidiary of the airline group Lion Air. Thai Lion Air's first flight was in December 2013 between Bangkok - Chiang Mai. The airline shares services with Malindo Air between Kuala Lumpur International and Bangkok. Denpasar becomes the second destination in Indonesia that Thai Lion Air serves from the Thai capital, with it already flying to Jakarta. Thai Lion Air offers 24 routes from Don Mueang on over 450 weekly flights.

Baggage Policy

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

Carry-on Baggage

Passengers are entitled to one carry-on baggage no larger than 30cm x 40cm x 20cm and no heavier than 7kg.

Checked Baggage

Domestic routes: Economy Class has no free checked baggage allowance but Premium Economy Class passengers are entitled to one 20kg checked baggage.

International routes: Economy Class has no free checked baggage allowance but Premium Economy Class passengers are entitled to two 30kg checked baggage.

Cabin Classes

Thai Lion Air offers Economy or Premium Economy seating to their passengers.


Reclining leather seats with seat pitches of 29" and a seat width of 17" for Economy class. Fit for travellers looking for both comfort and value.

Premium Economy

Leather recliners with a 24.5" seat width and 60" seat pitches.

In-flight Entertainment

When flying with Thai Lion Air, you will have access to the airline's in-flight entertainment which consists of 11.1-inch touch screens behind every seat that let you view the latest movies, TV programmes and games to keep you entertained on your flight.

You can also connect to Thai Lion Air's "Onboard Player" on flights operated with the Airbus A330neo - this grants you access to more movies and free entertainment on board.

Food and Drink

Thai Lion Air offers meals onboard most of its routes. It also offers non-alcoholic beverages and snacks to all passengers which are purchasable from the in-flight menu.

Frequent Flyers Program

Thai Lion Air offers a service called Lion Fast, which enables passengers to travel more conveniently and faster. Lion Fast enables customers to choose its favourite seat, enjoy priority baggage, priority check-in, priority boarding and VIP VAN for more convenient with shuttle service. Lion Connect enables a convenient flight reservation process that allows passengers to book from two connecting flights under one reservation. Giving you the freedom to fly further with convenient check-in and baggage check through.


Thai Lion Air passengers can check in online or at the airport.

Online Check-in

Online check-in is available via the airline website. In order to check-in, please prepare your booking reference or flight details and passport details for check-in.

If passengers cannot check-in online, then passengers must check-in at the airport.

Airport Check-in

Domestic routes: Airport check-in counters open two hours before and close 45 minutes before scheduled departure time.

International routes: Airport check-in counters open three hours before and close one hour before scheduled departure time.

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Destinations that Thai Lion Air flies to

Thai Lion Air flies to multiple domestic destinations, as well as internationally to countries such as China, Vietnam and Indonesia.

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Hub Airport

Bangkok Don Mueang International (DMK)

Bangkok Don Mueang International (DMK) is one of the two airports that serve Bangkok and it was previously known as Bangkok International Airport. The airport has a total of two passenger terminals. Terminal one serves international flights and AirAsia only whereas terminal two serves domestic flights. Thai Lion Air is located in terminal two.

Other airlines that operate to and from the airport include Thai AirAsiaThai SmileNok AirAirAsiaOrient ThaiBatik AirMalindo Air and more.


Thai Lion Air's fleet consists of a Boeing 737-900ER and Boeing 737-800. The 737-900ER incorporates a new pair of exit doors and a flat rear pressure bulkhead, allowing a maximum capacity of 215 passengers in a single-class layout.