22 May 2014
Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Nok Airlines Public Company Ltd. said they have finalised an order 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 order, first announced as a commitment at the Singapore Air Show in February, is valued at USD1.45bn 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.
The 737-800 is the best-selling version of the highly successful Next-Generation 737 family, the most technologically advanced airplanes in the single-aisle market. The Next-Generation 737´s market success has been confirmed by investors who consistently rank it as the most preferred single-aisle airplane due to its wide market base, superior performance efficiency and lowest operating costs in its class.
The 737 MAX now has 2,017 orders from 40 customers.