Nok Air

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‘Nok’ means bird in Thai, which is a symbol of air travel, freedom, and friendliness.

Nok Air is Thailand’s low-cost airline that operates mostly out of Don Mueang International Airport, Bangkok. Thai Airways is one of the major shareholders of this airline.

Nok Air was established on 10 February 2004 and started its operation on July 23, 2004. Their first international service of was on 31 May 2007, with daily flights to Bangalore.


Nor Air has a fleet of 23 aircraft, which includes Boeing 737-800, ATR 72-500 and Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 NextGen.

Boeing 737s are outfitted with 189 seats. The ATR 72-500s have a seating capacity for 66 passengers whereas Q400 NextGens can accommodate 86 passengers and have a wider cabin space which ensures more comfortable flights.

Nok Air Destinations

Nok Air flies to a total of 36 destinations within Thailand and around Asia.

Inflight Services

Nok Air's Economy cabin class offers comfortable leather seats, free drinking water and free seat selection.

Passengers can choose to upgrade to Premium Economy, called Nok Smile Plus. This gives additional privileges, such as 10 kg of extra baggage, priority check-in (at some airports) and premium seat selection.

Nok Air Baggage Allowance

Carry-on baggage

Passengers are allowed one carry-on baggage of 7kg on both international and domestic flight, dimensions of which should be less than 56 x 36 x 23 cm.

Checked Baggage

The maximum weight for any individual item is 30kg. All flights apart from Nok Lite Tickets include some sort of check in allowance. If you need more then this will be charged according to Nok’s baggage allowance rules.  

How to check-in?

Online check-in

Passengers on a domestic flight can check-in online, but this privilege is not available for international flight passengers.

You can check in to a domestic flight one hour before departure. You’ll need to enter your Surname and flight number and then follow the online process.. 

Airport check-in

For domestic flights, check-in at the airport opens two hours before departure and closes 45 minutes before, whereas for international flights, it opens three hours before departure and closes one hour before.

Payment methods

Nok Air offers various payment options, some of which are:

  • Credit Card: Payment can be made using a MasterCard or Visa Credit cards.
  • ATM: Passengers can complete payment at the ATM after booking tickets on the website. Payment can be made at Kasikornbank, Bangkok Bank, Siam Commercial Bank, Krungthai Bank and TMB Bank.    
  • QR Payment: Passengers can also pay using QR Payment method, where you can easily pay via your preferred mobile banking application, including Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), Kasikorn Bank (KBANK), Krungthai Bank (KTB), Bangkok Bank (BBL), Krungsri Bank (BAY), TMB Bank (TMB), Thanachart Bank (TBANK) and Government Savings Bank (GSB).  
  • Union Pay: Passengers can also pay using Union Pay.
  • WeChat Pay: Payments can also be made via WeChat Pay.
  • Direct Debit: Direct Debit through SCB Easy Net, Krungsri Online, and Bualuang iBanking are also available.

Frequent Flyer Programme

Nok Air has a frequent flyer programme known as Nok Fan Club. Members can earn miles that can be exchanged for discounts and rewards.

You’ll get 1 point for every 5 baht you spend on Airfare which have to be used within 36 months.

How to transfer points?

Members can transfer their Nok Points to family and friends. You can choose a maximum of 3 members to transfer the points. The minimum transfer is 500 points.

You are allowed to transfer 5000 points daily and 15000 points monthly.

To transfer, follow these instructions

Membership status

Nok Sky

Nok Sky status is the entry-level membership and is open to everyone aged 2 years and above.

Privileges offered:

  • Redeem free flight 6500 points
  • Special awards and offers   

Nok Star

The Nok Sky membership will be upgraded to Nok Star Status on earning 1500 Nok Points by 31 December.

Privileges offered: 

  • Redeem free flight at 6500 points
  • Special awards and offers   

Nok Smile

Nok Smile Status will be achieved when passengers earn 9000 Nok Point by 31 December.

Privileges offered: 

  • Redeem free flight at 6500 points
  • Priority check-in at Don Muang Airport
  • Special awards and offers   

Nok Smile Plus

Membership will be upgraded to Nok Smile Plus status when passengers earn 15000 Nok Points by 31 December.

Privileges offered: 

  • Free Nok Premium Seat
  • Redeem free flight at 4500 points
  • Additional 10kg baggage
  • Priority check-in at Don Muang Airport

Special awards and offers   

Note: Please keep in mind that only Nok points earned through flight activities count for a status upgrade. Points transferred to you are excluded.