On March 31, 2014, Bombardier announced that Nok Air converted two Q400 options to firm orders. The airline reserved these options November 19, 2013 when the airline ordered two Q400 aircraft and four options. Nok Air is the launch customer for the new extra capacity seating option of the Q400 NextGen which allows for up to 86 passengers. Both of the converted option aircraft will be built to the increased passenger capacity option.
Including Nok Air’s order, Bombardier has recorded firm orders for a total of 493 Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft.