Boeing Delivers Nok Air's First Direct-Purchased Next-Generation 737-800
OREANDA-NEWS. August 24, 2015. Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Nok Air today celebrated the airline's first direct-purchased Next-Generation 737-800. The delivery marks the first of seven Next-Generation 737-800s the airline has on order with Boeing.
"We are pleased to welcome additional 737-800 airplanes into our fleet as we continue to expand our regional and international route network," said Piya Yodmani, Deputy CEO, Nok Air. "Nok Air looks forward to introducing Boeing's new 737 MAX 8 in the next couple of years. The new 737 MAX will build on the high-standards of the existing Next-Generation models to deliver valuable savings in fuel efficiency."
Based in Bangkok, Thailand, Nok Air is a low-cost carrier that operates an all-Boeing fleet of Next-Generation 737-800s.
"Nok Air is a valued Boeing customer and we are honored to deliver their first direct-purchased Next-Generation 737-800," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Northeast Asia Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "Their commitment to Boeing's 737 family of airplanes is a testament to the market-leading efficiency and reliability of our airplanes."
The airline currently operates 18 Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes on lease and has an additional six on order with Boeing after today's delivery. The airline is also a 737 MAX customer with eight 737 MAX 8 airplanes on order.