Ryanair’s new Boeing 737s roll off production line in US
Airline has ordered up to 200 new aircraft, with delivery starting in spring 2019
Beoing 737 Max: can carry up to 200 passengers, a 4% increase, while burning 16% less fuel
Ryanair will begin taking delivery of the first of up to 200 Boeing 737 Max 8-200 that it has on order in spring 2019. The airline played a key role in the design of the aircraft, which can carry up to 200 passengers, a 4 per cent increase on the current model’s capacity, while burning 16 per cent less fuel.
Michael O’Leary, Ryanair’s chief executive, hailed the craft as a “game changer” in 2014 when the company first announced it had ordered 100 of the new model from Boeing, with an option to take a further 100.
Ryanair’s order was worth $17 billion (€15bn) at “list” prices, although airlines get considerable discounts, particularly on large orders.