|Commenced operations||July 2004|
|Hubs||Don Mueang International Airport|
|Secondary hubs||Chiang Mai International Airport|
|Frequent-flyer program||Nok Fan Club|
|Company slogan||We Fly Smiles
|Parent company||Nok Airlines Public Company Limited|
|Traded as||SET: NOK|
|Headquarters||Rajanakarn Building 17th Floor, 3 South Sathon Road, Yannawa, Sathorn, Bangkok, Thailand|
|Key people||Mr. Patee Sarasin (CEO)|
|Revenue||THB 12,312.93 million (2014)|
|Net income||THB -471.66 million (2014)|
|Total assets||THB 6,569.00 million (2014)|
|Total equity||THB 3,771.12 million (2014)|
Nok Air (SET: NOK, Thai: นกแอร์, derived from nok (นก), the Thai word for bird) is a major low-cost airline in Thailand operating domestic services out of Bangkok's Bangkok Don Mueang Airport. Nok Air is the budget airline of Thai Airways International.
The airline was established in February 2004 under Sky Asia Co.,Ltd. and started operations on 23 July 2004. It had 130 employees in March 2007 and around 1,400 in 2014. Nok Air began its first international service on 31 May 2007, with daily flights to Bangalore, India.
Nok Air serves the highest number of domestic routes within Thailand (24 routes). This strategy has been successful. In 2013, Nok Air generated 1,066 million Thai baht in net profit on revenues of 11.3 billion Thai baht.
Since its inception, Nok Air has been operating largely independently from Thai Airways International. This has led to some friction between the two companies. To gain greater control of Nok Air, Thai Airways has tried to purchase the shares of other shareholders, notably Krung Thai Bank. However, although Thai Airways and Krung Thai Bank are both state enterprises under the control of the Ministry of Finance (Thailand), Krung Thai Bank refused to sell its shares in Nok Air to Thai Airways. The purchase would have lifted Thai Airways’ stake in Nok Air from 39% to 49%.
Due to the preparation process to be listed in the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), the company name had been changed to "Nok Airlines Company Limited" on 16 January 2006. Then, according to its initial entry into Thailand's stock market, it has been renamed to "Nok Airlines Public Company Limited" since 18 January 2013 with trading symbol "NOK".
- Buriram - Buriram Airport
- Chiang Mai – Chiang Mai International Airport
- Chiang Rai – Mae Fah Luang International Airport
- Chumphon (Pathio) - Chumphon Airport with onward ferry connections to Ko Tao, Ko Phangnan and Ko Samui.
- Hat Yai – Hat Yai International Airport
- Khon Kaen - Khon Kaen Airport
- Krabi - Krabi Airport
- Lampang - Lampang Airport
- Loei - Loei Airport
- Mae Hong Son - Mae Hong Son Airport
- Mae Sot - Mae Sot Airport
- Nakhon Phanom - Nakhon Phanom Airport
- Nakhon Si Thammarat – Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
- Nan - Nan Airport
- Phrae - Phrae Airport
- Phitsanulok - Phitsanulok Airport
- Phuket – Phuket International Airport
- Ranong - Ranong Airport
- Roi Et - Roi Et Airport
- Sakon Nakhon - Sakon Nakhon Airport
- Surat Thani – Surat Thani Airport
- Trang – Trang Airport
- Ubon Ratchathani – Ubon Ratchathani Airport
- Udon Thani – Udon Thani International Airport
Nok Air operates more than 20 aircraft. However the company announced they will retire three 737s by the end of May. They took delivery of their first Q400 in 2014.
|Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 NextGen||6||—||86||86||Launch customer for high-density variation|
|Boeing 737 MAX 8||0||8||—||—||—|
|Major Shareholders (as of 17 March 2015)||% of shares owned|
|Thai Airways International PLC||39.2%|
|Siam Commercial Bank||3.44%|
|Mr. Patee Sarasin||3.28%|
|Thai NVDR Company Limited||2.84%|
|Credit Suiss AG, Singapore Branch||2.53%|
|Morgan Stanley & Co. International PLC||1.63%|
|Mr. Supapong Asvinvichit||1.48%|
|Mr. Songkram Cheevaprawatdomrong||1.28%|
|Mr. Pichai Karnjanarporn||0.80%|
|TISCO Master Pooled Fund||0.76%|
|Mr. Chanin Charisarapong||0.75%|
|State Street Bank and Trust Company for Canada||0.73%|
|TISCO Dividend Long Term Equity Fund||0.52%|
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- Nok Air Fleet
- Nok Air Mini Fleet
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Nok Air.|
- Official website (Thai and English)
- Route Map
- Social Networks - Updates on Google (Thai and English)
- nokair fleet