Budget carrier Thai Lion Air launched flights connecting Mumbai with Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok on Thursday, an official said.

The inaugurated flight arrived here at 5.40 a.m.

Initially, the carrier will operate two flights a week with Boeing 737 aircraft with plans to increase the frequency to thrice a week, said an official of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharashtra International Airport.

Thai Lion Air becomes the latest budget airline offering cheaper options for flyers from Mumbai to South East Asia.