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.
Source: The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA)
Date: Aug 22, 2015