Ryanair Is Buying 25 More 737 MAX Aircraft From Boeing

Apr 24, 2018

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Ryanair announced Tuesday it would be purchasing 25 more 737 MAX aircraft from Boeing. The additional planes brings the budget carrier’s total order of the narrowbody short-haul jet to 135.

Ryanair is the largest operator of Boeing planes in Europe. The Ireland-based carrier currently has a fleet of about 430 Boeing 737 aircraft, with an order of 100 of the 737 MAX, which it ordered in 2014. That order left the carrier with options on 100 more of the MAX generation of aircraft, which Ryanair has called a “game changer” for its bottom line because of its fuel efficiency while also packing in a significant number of passengers (its orders stipulate a 197-seat configuration).

In addition to the 2014 order, the carrier ordered 10 more Boeing MAX generation planes in June 2017.

The low-cost airline also said the new MAX order will help in reaching its goal of flying 200 million passengers per year by 2024. Ryanair’s first 737 MAX planes are slated for delivery in the first half of 2019.

H/T: Reuters

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