A new direct air route between north China’s Tianjin Municipality and Thailand’s Bangkok has opened, bringing the weekly number of flights from Tianjin to Thailand to 37.
The new route is served by an Airbus A330 with 392 seats. It operates every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday via Thai Lion Air. Another air route from Tianjin to Phuket will be launched soon by the same airline.
Thai Lion Mentari Co. Ltd, traded as Thai Lion Air, is the first new foreign airline to serve Tianjin Binhai International Airport in 2018.
The carrier operates mainly from Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport.
LION AIR – FACT BITE
Thai Lion Mentari Co. Ltd, trading as Thai Lion Air (Thai: ไทยไลอ้อนแอร์), is a Thai low-cost airline, operating with Thai partners as an associate company of Lion Air based in Indonesia. The carrier operates from Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport, with plans to serve domestic and international scheduled flights from other cities in Thailand. Its head office is in the Don Mueang District, Bangkok.
Its inaugural flight was on December 4, 2013 on Bangkok – Chiang Mai route, with full services one day later. Thai Lion Air concluded the agreement with fellow Lion Air subsidiary Malindo Air on December 10, 2013, allowing both carriers to serve the flight between Kuala Lumpur–International and Bangkok.