Ryanair enters into this new aircraft agreement, the day
before it takes delivery of the first of 180 new Boeing
737-800 aircraft. The current 180 aircraft order will
see Ryanair’s fleet grow from 304 to 420 (allowing for
lease returns), and traffic rise from 82m last year to
over 112m by 2019.
Announcing the new Boeing
737 MAX 200 order, Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary said “Ryanair
is proud and honored to become the lead operator of
Boeing’s “game changer” 737 MAX 200 aircraft
which will expand our fleet to 520 aircraft by 2024 and
create another 3,000 new jobs for pilots, cabin crew and
engineers in Europe, while allowing us to grow traffic
from 82m last year to over 150m p.a. by FY2024.
"These new “game changer” aircraft will allow Ryanair to
lower our costs and airfares, while improving our
customer experience with more leg room and the Boeing
Sky Interior, as we roll out new offers, particularly
for our Business Plus and Family Extra customers.
As many of Europe’s flag carriers cut capacity on
short haul routes, Ryanair looks forward to using these
new Boeing 737 MAX 200 aircraft to grow at many more of Europe’s primary airports."
Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner
said “The 737 MAX 200 is the perfect fit for Ryanair,
providing improved efficiencies, 20% lower emissions,
increased revenues and a high level of passenger
comfort. The new variant will play a significant role in
enabling the airline to continue to expand its
operations, while providing passengers across
with outstanding value. For everyone at Boeing, it is an
honor to launch the 737 MAX 200 with Ryanair, one of the
world’s most successful all-Boeing operators.”