A low-cost airline based at the Don Mueang International Airport in Thailand, Solar Air was launched in 2004 as a rival to fellow budget airline, Nok Air. It currently has a fleet size of three aircraft and offers chartered flights as well as scheduled air transportation services to eight destinations in Thailand’s provincial towns.
Founded by parent company, Solar Aviation Co. Ltd., Solar Air’s target passengers include travelers commuting on business and government matters, with 20 percent of its customer base comprised of tourists.
The airline currently operates with a fleet of 12-seater Cessna 208B Grand Caravan aircraft, 19-seater turbo-prop aircraft Dornier DO-228s, and Embraer 110s. Solar Air has exclusive rights to service the Me Sot, Nan and Roi-Et routes, and while Bangkok Airways also flies to Lampang, the larger airline departs from the Suvarnabhumi International Airport with a stopover at Sukhothai.
Solar Air’s charter service offers air travel for both domestic and international destinations. They cater mostly to tourists who wish to charter flights in a group, or business travelers craving privacy.
The airline stresses on the safety of its operations, courtesy of their professional and experienced crew and ground staff, while providing comfort and exceptional services for the satisfaction of its customers.
Solar Air ferries passengers from its main hub at the Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok to the provinces of Chumphon, Hua Hin, Phrae, Loei, Mae Sot, Pattaya, Lampang, Nan, and Roi-Et.
The airline announced through its website last November that all of its flights now temporarily depart from the Utapao International Airport in Pattaya until futher notice due to the flood situation in Bangkok that has incapacitated the flight infrastructure of the Don Mueang International Airport and caused air traffic congestion at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
A budget airline based in the Don Mueang International Airport, Solar Air has a fleet size of two Dornier 228’s and a Saab 340A plying the routes of Bangkok, Chumphon, Hua Hin, Phrae, Loei, Mae Sot, and Pattaya.
Managed by Solar Aviation Co., Ltd., Solar Air caters to business, travel or leisure passengers, and includes an aircraft delivery service among its offerings to ensure safe and fast transport of parcels.
Solar Air allows for online booking of flights through its website, via travel agents, or through its call center. Passengers are also allowed seat selection when booking online.
Solar Air offers from between 19 to 33-seater aircraft for passengers who travel in a group, or seek privacy during their flights. For this purpose the airline offers charter air services for private parties, tourists, and business groups.
Apart from beverages and snacks served during the flight, Solar Air boasts of a fully professional and experienced crew and ground team to ensure the safety, comfort, convenience, and premium service for each of their passengers during every flight.
Solar Air also offers the Solar Club Card for loyal passengers, allowing them to accumulate points to redeem gifts or free airfare. Its website has a page listing all the airline’s destinations, including photos and descriptions of tourist spots and other points of interest along the way.
Unlike other airlines, Solar Air prominently displays all its flight schedules, destinations, airfare prices, and airline promotions on the front page of their website for their passengers’ convenience.
Until recently, however, Solar Air has been operating from its temporary base at the Utapao International Airport in Pattaya, given the flood situation in the country’s capital of Bangkok that has crippled operations at the Don Mueang International Airport and caused air traffic congestion at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport. As such, it has posted an apology to its passengers on its site, as well as to inform them of this update.
Solar Air is a budget airline that flies passengers to 8 destinations across Thailand, including Bangkok, Chumpon, Hua Hin, Phrae, Loei, Mae Sot, and Pattaya, with its fleet of three aircraft. With its hub at Don Mueang International Airport, it also offers chartered flights as well as parcel delivery services.
To book a flight with Solar Air, travelers may log on to the airline’s website at http://www.solarair.co.th and choose their flight schedule. Payment may be made via credit card at least 6 hours prior to their flight’s departure.
Passengers may also opt to book through the websites of accredited travel agents, likewise paying through credit card. They may also purchase their air tickets through Solar Air’s Call Center through the following contact numbers:
Passengers are advised to book their seat reservations on Solar Air via online and Call Center methods at least 24 hours prior to their scheduled flight. They are also given the choice of seat assignments on the airline’s website, and a free baggage allowance of 10 kg. per passenger.
For direct booking of airfare, travelers also have the option to purchase their tickets directly at the airport ticket office, paying through cash or credit card prior to the closing of Solar Air’s check-in counter where they are advised to check-in at least 30 minutes before their scheduled flight time.
Solar Air provides an online form on their website for customers who wish to charter one of their 19 to 33-seater aircraft for domestic or international flights.
Solar Air is located at the Room 222 at the Don Mueang International Airport, Moo 10 Viphavadi-Rangsit Road in Sanambin, Don Muang, Bangkok, where passengers can inquire directly about booking their flights and other flight reservation details.