Thai low-cost carrier Nok Air has taken delivery of the first Boeing 737-800 it ordered directly from Boeing.
Nok Air has ordered a total of seven Boeing 737-800s from the manufacturer. It took delivery of the first on August 21.
“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 of Nok Air.
“Nok Air looks forward to introducing Boeing’s new 737 MAX 8 in the next couple of years,” added Yodmani. “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, Nok Air now operates a fleet of 19 737-800s (18 of them leased), with six more on order.
Nok Air also operates six turboprop regional airliners, four Bombardier Q400 NextGens and two ATR 72-500s.
The airline is also a Boeing 737 MAX customer, having ordered eight 737 MAX 8 jets.