Ryanair Purchases 3 Additional Boeing 737-800, Bringing Total Aircraft Order To 383
Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (4 Mar) announced the purchase of an additional 3 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, for delivery in early 2016, valued at $280 million at current list prices, bringing its total order to 183 737 NGs, in addition to orders for 200 “gamechanger” Boeing MAX 200 aircraft, which will allow Ryanair to grow its traffic to 160m customers p.a. by 2024.
Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary said:
“We are pleased to announce the purchase of 3 more Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which will be delivered in early 2016, bringing our total order to 183 737 NGs, in addition to further orders for 200 “gamechanger” Boeing MAX 200 aircraft. These Boeing aircraft orders will allow us to expand our fleet to over 520 aircraft and to increase our traffic to 160m customers p.a. by 2024, creating some 10,000 new positions for pilots, cabin crew and engineers, as we continue to grow tourism, routes and jobs across Europe.”
Boeing’s Vice President of European Sales, Todd Nelp said:
“As the biggest customer in the world for the Next-Generation 737-800, Ryanair fully understands the economic value of this airplane, building its business on the 737’s superb efficiencies and unmatched reliability.”