Thai Lion Air aims to start a twice-daily service between Bangkok Don Muang International Airport and Chiang Mai in Thailand on Wednesday.
It is also applying for international traffic rights and hope to launch services from Bangkok Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta this month.
The airline already has two new 215-seat 737-900ERs in Bangkok, as well as around 300 employees.
A third aircraft will be delivered to increase services on existing routes and also launch new services, such as Bangkok- Singapore and Bangkok-Hat Yai in March next year. The target is to have a fleet of 50 aircraft in five years.
Thai Lion Air does not impose any additional fuel surcharge and has no hidden costs when it comes to pricing. In fact, the airline offers freebies such as free check-in baggage allowance of 15kg, which other low-cost carriers generally don't offer.
This article was published by the Special Projects Unit, Marketing Division, SPH.