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Thai Lion Air launches two international routes

19 Dec 2013

Thai Lion Air has started flying from Bangkok Don Mueang airport to Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur this week. Both routes are operated by the 215-seat B737-900ER in an all-economy configuration.

The Bangkok-Jakarta flight departs twice daily as follows:

Flight number

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

SL8000

Bangkok

1020

Jakarta

1350

SL8002

Bangkok

1935

Jakarta

2310

SL8005

Jakarta

0620

Bangkok

1000

SL8019

Jakarta

1440

Bangkok

1815

Meanwhile, the daily Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur service is scheduled as follows:

Flight number

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

SL8200

Bangkok

1950

Kuala Lumpur

2300

SL8201

Kuala Lumpur

0755

Bangkok

0905

Indonesia and Thailand are the two biggest economies in Asean and passenger traffic between the two countries is increasing. The market for air travel between Thailand and Malaysia, also a major economic power in Asean, is also growing. The airline launched its maiden flight to Chiang Mai early this month (see here), and provides two daily services for the route. The carrier plans to increase its Bangkok-Chiang Mai service to four times daily after the delivery of two more 189-seat Boeing 737-800s aircraft in February. It also plans to launch a daily non-stop flight in February between Bangkok and Singapore, as well as new domestic services such as Bangkok-Hat Yai and Chiang Mai-Krabi.

For more information, visit www.lionairthai.com/en

Valerian Ho

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