Posted on: 21 May 2014 by Mark Howells
Boeing and Nok Air have completed the deal for the airline’s order for eight 737-800s and seven 737 MAX 8s, with the carrier also announcing that it intends to convert one of the 737-800s into a 737 MAX at a later date.
“The 737 is the backbone of our fleet and has fuelled our growth over the past 10 years,” said Patee Sarasin, CEO of Nok Air. “This order is a key part of our disciplined fleet strategy. These 737s ensure that Nok continues to operate the most reliable and fuel-efficient aircraft on the market today and in the future.”
The order, first announced as a commitment at the Singapore Air Show in February, is valued at $1.45 billion at list prices and will establish Nok Air as the first airline in Thailand to operate the 737 MAX.