Posted on: 28 February 2011 by Mark Howells
Boeing has delivered the 300th 737-800 to Ryanair, the world’s largest operator of the model having taken delivery of its first in 1999.
The airline is scheduled to take delivery of 37 of these aircraft during 2011
"We are proud to take delivery of our 300th brand new Boeing 737 aircraft. The total value of the Ryanair fleet is now over $18 billion,” commented Ryanair’s chief executive Michael O’Leary. “We are proud to operate the youngest, greenest and most fuel-efficient fleet of any major European airline. This aircraft will help us to grow to 78 million passengers this year as we continue to lower fares and guarantee no fuel surcharges."
"The milestone delivery of this 737-800 to Ryanair is a tribute to the 737 and the strength and sustainability of Ryanair’s business model," remarked Marlin Dailey, vice-president of sales & marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.