Posted on: 04 March 2015 by Mark Howells
Ryanair has placed a new order for three Boeing 737-800s, bringing the airline’s unfilled firm orders with Boeing to 174 737-800s and 100 737 MAX 200s in total.
“These Boeing aircraft orders will allow us to expand our fleet to over 520 aircraft and to increase our traffic to 160 million customers per annum 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,” explained Ryanair CEO, Michael O’Leary.
Ryanair currently operates more than 300 737-800s. The carrier is the biggest customer for the aircraft type (ordering more than 530 throughout its history) and has the largest all-Boeing fleet in Europe.
Todd Nelp, VP European sales for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, commented, “Ryanair fully understands the economic value of this aircraft, building its business on the 737's superb efficiencies and unmatched reliability.”