Thai Lion Air

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Thai Lion Air
Thai Lion Air logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded4 December 2013 (8 years ago) (2013-12-04)
Operating bases
Fleet size12
Parent companyLion Air
HeadquartersBangkok, Thailand
Key peopleAtsawin Yangkiratiwon (CEO)

Thai Lion Mentari Co. Ltd, trading as Thai Lion Air (Thai: ไทยไลอ้อนแอร์), is a Thai low-cost airline,[1] operating with Thai partners as an associate company of Lion Air of Indonesia.[2] The carrier operates from Bangkok's Don Mueang International Airport,[3] with plans to serve domestic and international scheduled flights from other cities in Thailand. Its head office is in the Don Mueang District, Bangkok.[4]


Cabin of a Boeing 737 of Thai Lion Air

Its inaugural flight was on December 4, 2013 on Bangkok - Chiang Mai route, with full services one day later. Thai Lion Air concluded the agreement with fellow Lion Air subsidiary Malindo Air on December 10, 2013, allowing both carriers to serve the flight between Kuala Lumpur–International and Bangkok.



Current Fleet[edit]

A Thai Lion Air Boeing 737-800
A Thai Lion Air Boeing 737-900ER

As of May 2021, the Thai Lion Air fleet consists of the following aircraft:[5][6]

Thai Lion Air fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A330-900 2 436
Boeing 737-800 6 189
Boeing 737-900ER 1 209
Boeing 737 MAX 9 3 1 221
Total 12 1

Former Fleet[edit]

The airline fleet previously included the following aircraft as of May 2021:[7]

Thai Lion Air former fleet
Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Notes
ATR 72-600 1 2014 2014
Airbus A330-300 3 2017 2020
Airbus A330-900 3 2019 2020 Returned to parent company


  1. ^ "Lion Air new Thailand affiliate plans late 2013 launch, providing new competition for AirAsia & Nok".
  2. ^ "Lion Air Sees 32m Passengers This Year on Rising Incomes - Jakarta Globe". 25 September 2013.
  3. ^ Limited, Bangkok Post Public Company. "Lion Air to launch Thai subsidiary".
  4. ^ "Contact." Thai Lion Air. Retrieved on 12 April 2014. "Head Office Address: 89/46 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Sanambin Sub-District, Don Mueang District, Bangkok 10210, Thailand" and " Airport Office Address: Room 4313A, 4th floor, Terminal 1 Building, Don Mueang International Airport 222 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Sanambin Sub-District, Don Mueang District, Bangkok 10210, Thailand" - Addresses in Thai: "สำนักงานใหญ่ 89/46 ถนนวิภาวดีรังสิต แขวงสนามบิน เขตดอนเมือง กรุงเทพฯ 10210" and " สำนักงานท่าอากาศยานดอนเมือง: ห้อง 4313A ชั้น 4 อาคารผู้โดยสาร 1 ท่าอากาศยานนานาชาติดอนเมือง เลขที่ 222 ถนนวิภาวดีรังสิต แขวงสนามบิน เขตดอนเมือง กรุงเทพฯ 10210"
  5. ^ "Thai Lion Air Fleet Details and History".
  6. ^ "Thai Lion Air Aircrafts [sic]".
  7. ^ "Thai Lion Air Fleet in". Archived from the original on 18 March 2018. Retrieved 2015-06-16.

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