BANGKOK, 31 August 2015: Nok Air took delivery of its first direct-purchased aircraft, a 737-800 from Boeing.
It will take deliver of 14 more aircraft from the US aircraft manufacturer.
In the past, its fleet was made up of aircraft leased from its major shareholder Thai Airways International or from leasing firms in the region.
“We are pleased to add this 737-800 aircraft to our fleet as it will fuel the expansion of our business on regional routes… Nok Air looks forward to introducing Boeing’s new 737 MAX 8 in the next couple of years” said, Nok Air CEO and president, Patee Sarasin.
“Nok Air is a valued Boeing customer and we are honoured to deliver their first direct-purchased Next-Generation 737-800,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes senior vice president of Northeast Asia Sales, Ihssane Mounir.
Nok Air currently operates 19 Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes. It has an additional six on order with Boeing after this recent delivery. The airline is also a 737 MAX customer with eight 737 MAX 8 airplanes on order.