Airlines Serving Hat Yai Airport
Although set up to handle international traffic, Hat Yai mainly gets only domestic traffic from Bangkok. There is usually one flight per day from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, but that is all the international connections there are at last check. Note that most of the service is via budget carriers.
- Thai Airways
- The national flag carrier flies to almost all major tourist destinations. Their web site allows you to view schedules and seat availability as well as book and pay on-line for paperless travel.
- Air Asia
- Air Asia was the first budget airline to go regional. Based in Malaysia, Air Asia started flying in Thailand in 2002, and has a reputation for offering some of the lowest fares around. Thai destinations include Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Hat Yai and Phuket. If considering Air Asia, it's important to keep in mind that the fares go up the closer you get to your departure date. To get the cheapest fares you need to book at least three months in advance. More on Air Aisa...
- Nok Air
- Budget carrier with Thai Airways as one of its major investors. Like most other budget lines, serves mostly the major tourist destinations such as Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son and Phuket. Their connection to Hat Yai is from both Bangkok (Don Muang) and Chiang Mai.