Take your pet on board Bangkok – Chiang Mai flights with Nok Air

Nok Air have launched a “Pet On Board” scheme for holidaymakers who wish to take their animal on board the airline’s domestic BangkokChiang Mai flight route. The airline is offering round trips from Bangkok’s Don Muang Airport to Chiang Mai for 12,999 baht, which includes airfare for 2 people and 1 pet.

In a statement posted on Facebook, Nok Air revealed that passengers will be allowed to take 1 pet into the cabin with them on their Bangkok – Chiang Mai flight route only, for a price of 12,999 baht inclusive of 2 people and 1 pet.

The airline posted a photo of a cat gazing out of an aeroplane window, but did not post further details about which “pets” would and wouldn’t be allowed on the plane. One Facebook user commented, “I have pet snakes.”

Nok Air said further details will soon be released about the “Pet On Board” scheme, which hopefully will address which animals qualify for the scheme, up to what weight, and whether the animals are required to have microchips or any specific vaccinations.

The airline did not state when the scheme would begin or when tickets would become available.

Currently, Nok Air is the only airline to offer a service which allows pets into the cabin on a domestic flight route in Thailand, with the exception of some airlines which allow service dogs into the cabin. Thai Airways used to offer a similar service allowing pets into the cabin which has since been suspended. Thai Airways and some other domestic airlines in Thailand offer a “pets as checked baggage” service, where pets are stowed away beneath the cabin.



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Leah is a translator and news writer for the Thaiger. Leah studied East Asian Religions and Thai Studies at the University of Leeds and Chiang Mai University. Leah covers crime, politics, environment, human rights, entertainment, travel and culture in Thailand and southeast Asia.