BANGKOK, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Nok Airlines Public Company Limited (Nok Air) finalized an order earlier this week for eight Next-Generation 737-800s and seven 737 MAX 8s. 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, 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. While Nok Air currently operates a fleet of 15 Next-Generation 737s, this marks the airline’s first direct order with Boeing.
Source Boeing / Edited By Airline Adviser 05/24/14