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.