On November 19th, 2013, Bombardier announced that Nok Air placed a firm order for two Q400 NextGen aircraft with options on an additional two aircraft and rights for another four aircraft. Nok Air will also be the launch customer for a new extra capacity seating option for the Q400 which will allow the aircraft to carry up to 86 passengers.
Nok Air will be the first airline to operate the Q400 NextGen aircraft in the Southeast Asia region.
Worldwide, Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft have logged over 4.7 million flight hours. The Q400 and Q400 NextGen program includes 50 customers and operators in over 30 countries on five continents around the world.