Thai AirAsia (TAA) increased its share of total domestic passenger traffic to 29.5% last year, up from 28.5% the previous year.
Nok Air slipped to
20.3% from 24.8% in 2015.
Nok Air experienced a pilot shortage, triggered
by the February exodus of pilots after a bitter organisational dispute
that led to a mass cancellation of flights and dented the carrier's
Thai Lion Air (TLA) increased its share to 18.7% from 13.9% as the
subsidiary of Indonesia's Lion Group strengthened its position.
THAI Smile, a wholly-owned sister airline of Thai Airways International (THAI), increased its share to 10.5% from 8.7%.
Witnessing a decline in market share for 2016 were Bangkok Airways
and THAI, both full-service carriers. Bangkok Airways shrank to 11% in
2016 from 12.3%, while THAI's market share dropped to 9.1% to 11%.