Nok Air is a truly thai budget airline registered under Nok Airlines Co.,Ltd., and is a joint venture between public and private investors. Nok is the Thai word for bird a short, simple and easy to remember name that all Thais can relate to. Bird in Thai symbolizes friendship and the freedom to fly everywhere. The trademark Nok Air was first established on February 10th, 2004 under Sky Asia Co.,Ltd. The companys name was changed to Nok Airlines Co.,Ltd On January 16th, 2006.
On 16 January 2006, the Company name was changed to Nok Airlines Co., Ltd. The Company transformed to public company as a preparation to be a listed company in Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET). The name "Nok Airlines Public Company Limited" was effective since 18 January 2013.