BANGKOK, 31 August 2021: Thai Lion Air confirmed on its Facebook page that it will resume domestic flights 1 September to all destinations it served before the Covid-19 pandemic.
Of the six domestic airlines serving
Thailand, it was the last airline to confirm the decision after the Civil
Aviation of Thailand Authority announcement at the weekend.
Travellers can book a THB800 all-inclusive
one-way fare on the following routes from the airline’s home base Don Mueang
Out of Don Mueang (DMK)
Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phitsanulok,
UbonRatchathani, Udon Thani KhonKaen, Hat Yai, Krabi, Phuket, Nakhon Si
Thammarat, Trang, and Surat Thani. All one-way fares are THB800).
Cross country flights
Chiang Mai to Pattaya U-Tapao Airport roundtrip.
Hat Yai to Udon Thani (fare THB1,200)
Udon Thani to Hat Yai (fare THB 1,500)
All-in fares from THB800 include a free
baggage allowance 10 kg (check-in luggage and a 7kg carry-on bag. The offer
runs until the end of September for flights to the end of December.
Travel requirements (CAAT)
Passengers for all flights on all six
domestic airlines operating out of deep red zones, mostly Bangkok and central
Thailand, must provide the following:
Proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19
test by RT-PCR or Antigen Test Kit (ATK).
Travellers can also use documentation that
shows they have been infected not more than 90 days from the date of the flight
or those who have passed the quarantine and tests as part of the Phuket Sandbox
and Samui Plus projects.
Currently, the Thailand Airline Association is working with the creators of the Doctor Ready application (Mor Prom) to streamline and digitalise the documentation required for airline travel.
Airlines can now sell up to 75% of the seating capacity of the aircraft instead of just 50% previously. However, airlines must provide adequate social distancing at points in the transfer at check-in, the gate, during the transfer to the airport and once onboard.
CAAT is working with the airlines on
comprehensive measures for air service to ensure passenger safety, such as
temperature checks before entering the terminals. The organisation in the
terminal arrangement of take-off and landing of aircraft Proper seating
arrangements to create a distance the orientation of passengers as well as
asking for cooperation with local health agencies to facilitate travel.
All travellers should double-check the
arrangements and rules that are in place at the destination that could change
with little notice depending on the provincial authorities.