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Nok Air leases new planes after series of breakdowns

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Nok Air is ushering in a new era in its eight-year history by deploying brand-new jetliners as it attempts to mitigate problems related to unexpected engine breakdowns involving used aircraft. 

Nok Air’s sixth B737-800, named ‘Nok Baitoey’, joined the growing fleet last week.

The budget airline agreed to lease two new Boeing 737-800s from GE Capital Aviation Service, the US-based aircraft lessor, for delivery next April. Nok usually leases used aircraft because it is cheaper.

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