1 August 2016 © David Eyre
In an article in the Bangkok Post, Thai Lion Air is reported as planning scheduled services from Bangkok-Din Mueang via Bali to Perth .
The flights would commence early in 2017, subject to regulatory approvals.
Thai Lion Air is a low-cost airline, formed as a partnership between Lion Air (Indonesia ) and Thai companies, which commenced services on 4 December 2013 .
The airline is based at the older Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport, operating domestic and international flights. International services currently operate to China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and plans services to India, Japan, South Korea and Vietnam.
Thai Lion Air has has received the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Certification, but expansion has been slowed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) red-flagging Thailand for civil aviation safety regulatory issues.
The company has a current fleet of 8 Boeing 737-800 and 15 Boeing 737-900, with another due for delivery soon.