Category Archives: Nok Air

Nok Air Boeing 737-800 veers off the runway on landing at Chiang Rai, Thailand

Airline Color Scheme - Introduced 2014 (Nok Yoknapha)

Nok Air flight DD108 from Bangkok (Don Muang) to Chiang Rai, Thailand on July 30 with 164 passengers and six crew members ran off the runway (runway 03) on landing at Chiang Rai in a thunderstorm.

Everyone was able to safely evacuate the aircraft.

The flight was operated with Boeing 737-86N HS-DBR.



Top Copyright Photo: Nok Air Boeing 737-86N WL HS-DBR (msn 43420) DMK (Michael B. Ing). Image: 930744.

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Nok Air to further expand internationally

Nok AIr (Bangkok) is planning to resume its international route to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Siagon) in the coming months.


The Thai airline is also planning to add additional new routes to India with several new cities being considered. The airline is awaiting authority to operate these new international routes.

The airline currently flies to Guwahati, India.

The airline has announced these new routes:

International destinations:

  • Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)   Soon!
  • Yangon (RGN)                 Soon!
  • Nanning (NNG)               Soon!
  • Chengdu (CTU)               Soon!
  • Chiang Mai (CNX)-Nanning (NNG) Soon!

Nok Air is a low-cost airline registered under Nok Airlines Public Company Limited.

The airline is a joint venture between public and private investors including Thai Airways international.

Nok Air’s Boeing 737s are configured with 189 seats with free on board WIFI*.

Each of the aircraft has a unique vibrant design that reflects its service personality.

  • Nok Baitoey
  • Nok Sabai
  • Nok Dee Dee
  • Nok Petchnaamngern
  • Nok Bussarakam
  • Nok Yoknapha
  • Nok Tongchompoo
  • Nok Budhnampetch
  • Nok Tubtim Siam
  • Nok Phupha
  • Nok Fah Kram
  • Nok Tawan
  • Nok Va-Ha
  • Nok Napha Proud

Nok is Thai for “bird”.

The airline file for bankrupty reorganization on July 30, 2020 due COVID-19 restrictions. The airline is now preparing to regrow its network.

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Nok Air takes delivery of its first direct-purchase Boeing 737-800

Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) and Nok Air (Bangkok) have celebrated the airline’s first direct-purchased Next-Generation 737-800 (the pictured 737-88L HS-DBT, msn 61293). The delivery marks the first of seven Next-Generation 737-800s the airline has on order with Boeing.

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Nok Air will also introduce Boeing’s new 737 MAX 8 in the next couple of years.

Nok Air is a low-cost carrier that operates an all-Boeing fleet of Next-Generation 737-800s.

Above Photo: Boeing.

Nok AIr aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Nok Air is celebrating its 11th anniversary.

Nok Air 11th Anniversary (Nok Air)(LR)

NokScoot unveils its first Boeing 777, uniforms and a sexy video

NokScoot (Bangkok-Don Mueang) has unveiled its first painted Boeing 777-200 as it prepares for its first flight.

The new airline, a joint venture between Nok Air and Scoot, has also unveiled its new uniforms (below) with this announcement and photo:

NokScoot FAs

“NokScoot proudly introduces its cabin crew uniform. The minimalist design, applying vivid yellow and neat black colors, allows our cabin crew to perform duties comfortably. It also represents the airline in our own fun and cheerful way.”

Top Copyright Photo Kok Chwee K.C. Sim/ (all others by NokScoot). Formerly operated by Singapore Airlines as 9V-SRF, Boeing 777-212 ER HS-XBA (msn 28521) departs Singapore on November 23 on its delivery flight to Bangkok (Don Mueang).

NokScoot logo (large)

Video: A new airline has to get noticed, here is one way: The Kiss, NokScoot’s first TV commercial:



NokScoot is granted its AOC, still prepares to launch operations in early 2015

NokScoot (NokScoot Company) (Bangkok-Don Mueang)  is the new joint venture between budget airline Scoot (Singapore) (49%) and Nok Air (Bangkok) (51%). The new airline will commence scheduled low-fare flights from Bangkok’s downtown Don Mueang International Airport in the first quarter of 2015 with three ex-Scoot Boeing 777-200s. Scoot is replacing its Boeing 777-200s (above) with new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. Boeing 787-9 9V-OJA (msn 37112) is being prepared currently by Boeing for delivery.

Video: Scoot’s first Boeing 787 being assembled:


NokScoot received its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) on October 30, 2014.

Video: Nok Air welcomes Scoot:


Top Copyright Photo Jacques Guillem Collection/ (all others by NokScoot). The current ex-Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-200s with Scoot Air will soon become redundant which was a driving reason for the joint venture.

NokScoot logo (large)

NokScoot 10.2014 Ad

Bombardier delivers the first 86-seat Q400 to Nok Air

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft (Montreal and Toronto) and Nok Air (Bangkok, Thailand) announced the delivery of the carrier’s first 86-seat Q400 NextGen turboprop at Bombardier’s facility in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where the aircraft is manufactured. The milestone aircraft, the first Q400 NextGen airliner to be delivered in the new extra capacity seating configuration, is part of Nok Air’s purchase agreement for up to eight Q400 NextGen airliners that was announced on November 19, 2013. Following the exercise of options and purchase rights, Nok Air has firm orders for six Q400 NextGen aircraft and retains two purchase rights from the original contract.

Nok Air means Bird Air is the Thai language.

Update: GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing arm of GE, announced it added a new aircraft type to its owned fleet with the completion of a purchase-and-leaseback transaction with Nok Air involving two new Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprops.

The first aircraft delivered to Nok Air on August 26, 2014 and the second is scheduled for delivery in September 2014.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/ Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) C-GWKW (msn 4455) became HS-DQA on the hand over yesterday (August 27).

Nok Air: AG Slide Show


Nok Air converts two Bombardier Q400 purchase rights to firm orders

Nok Air DHC-8-400 (Flt)(Bombardier)(LRW)

Nok Air (Bangkok) has converted two of four previously acquired Q400 NextGen aircraft purchase rights to firm orders. The purchase rights were acquired under a contract announced on November 19, 2013 that also included two firm-ordered aircraft and two options, which were converted to firm orders on March 31, 2014.

Nok Air is the launch customer for the new extra capacity seating option of the Q400 NextGen turboprop. This option will allow the aircraft to accommodate up to 86 passengers and offer an advantage of up to 7 per cent fuel burn per seat, as well as an overall operating seat cost advantage of up to 17 percent compared to its closest turboprop competitor.

Image: Bombardier.

Nok Air: AG Slide Show

Nok Air takes delivery of a special 10th Anniversary Boeing 737-800


Boeing (Chicago and Seattle) today (July 11) delivered to Nok Airlines Public Company Limited (Nok Air) (Bangkok) this Boeing 737-86J registered as HS-DBQ (msn 37794) painted in this 10th Anniversary special livery.

The 737-800, owned by Ireland-based leasing company Avolon and operated by Nok Air, features the traditional bird-themed livery with the addition of stars, streamers and “10th Anniversary” painted on the airplane to celebrate the milestone. The aircraft was previously planned to go to Airberlin.

Nok Air means Bird Air in the Thai language.

Copyright Photo: Steve Bailey/ Nok Air’s brand new 737-800 lands at Boeing Field in Seattle.

Nok Air: AG Slide Show

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Boeing and Nok Air finalize the order for new Boeing 737s

Boeing (Chicago and Seattle) and Nok Airlines Public Company Limited (Nok Air) (Bangkok) have finalized an order for eight Next-Generation 737-800s (above) 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 $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.

The 737 MAX now has 2,017 orders from 40 customers. The 737 MAX brings the most advanced engine technologies to the world’s best-selling airplane, building on the strengths of today’s Next-Generation 737. The 737 MAX incorporates the latest-technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market. Airlines operating the 737 MAX will see an 8 percent operating cost per seat advantage over tomorrow’s competition.

Copyright Photo: Richard Vandervord/ A beautiful takeoff photo of Nok Air’s (Bird Air in Thai) Boeing 737-86J HS-DBK (msn 37774) departing from Phuket in southern Thailand.

Nok Air: AG Slide Show

Nok Air’s first quarter profit slips by 90% to $11.5 million

Nok Air (Bangkok) reported its first quarter net profits, ending on March 31, 2014, was 40.9 million Baht which declined by 375.2 million Baht ($11.5 million) or 90.2 percent from the same quarter a year ago.

The airline blamed the decline on “higher competition in domestic airline industry since the fourth quarter of 2013 from both “full service airlines” and “low cost carriers”, expanded aircraft fleets, route destinations and increases in flight frequencies. In addition, there was a newcomer (Thai Lion Air) that entered into the market on December 4, 2013.”

The airline also blamed the reduction in profits due to the instability of political situation in Thailand, since the fourth quarter of 2013 which has led to the economic deceleration, consumption, and private sector investment.

Read the full full report from Nok Air: CLICK HERE

Read the full story from the Bangkok Post: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Steve Bailey/ During this quarter Nok Air retired its last Boeing 737-400. Now the jet fleet is all Boeing 737-800s. Newly-delivered Boeing 737-8FZ HS-DBP (msn 39336) taxies at Boeing Field (Ling County) in Seattle.

Nok Air Aircraft Slide Show: CLICK HERE