Boeing and Thai LCC Nok Airlines have finalised an order today for eight Next-Generation 737-800s and seven 737 MAX 8s announced as a commitment at the Singapore Air Show. Nok Air also announced 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 fueled 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 is valued at US$1.45 billion at list prices and will establish Nok Air as the first airline in Thailand to operate the 737 MAX. While Nok Air currently operates a fleet of 15 Next-Generation 737s, this marks the airline's first direct order with Boeing.