Posted on: 28 August 2014 by Mark Howells
The first of NokAir’s six firm orders for Bombardier’s Q400 NextGen aircraft has been delivered.
NokAir is the launch customer for the Q400 NextGen aircraft with an extra capacity seating configuration. The jet is currently the only commercial turboprop available today to offer 86 seats.
“We are confident that Nok Air will successfully showcase the flexibility and adaptability of the extra capacity Q400 NextGen aircraft as it makes point-to-point regional air service more accessible to an increased number of travellers in the region,” claimed Frank Baistrocchi, Asia Pacific’s regional VP of sales for Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.
CEO of Nok Air Patee Sarasin added, “We always aim to lead through continuous innovation to offer our passengers an unsurpassed experience, and our new Q400 NextGen aircraft will enable us to serve more passengers comfortably and conveniently, as well as expand to new destinations profitably.”
NokAir still possesses two additional purchase rights from the original contract, which brings the airline’s potential number of Q400 NextGen aircraft to eight in total.