Tuesday 17 October 2017

Ryanair buys an additional 10 Boeing 737 Max 200 'Gamechanger' aircraft to add to fleet

Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Ryanair has purchased another ten Boeing 737 Max 200 “Gamechanger” aircraft to add to its fleet, an order valued at more than $1.1bn.

Five of the planes will be delivered in the first half of 2019 while the rest will be delivered early the following year.

The aircraft purchase by the budget airline is part of Ryanair's aim to grow its traffic to 200 million annually by 2024.

Operating an all-Boeing fleet, Ryanair took delivery of its 450th Boeing aircraft in March 2017.

Max “Gamechanger” aircraft aim to reduce fuel consumption by up to 16pc and reduce noise emissions by 40pc, while offering 4pc more seats per flights (197 v 189).

"We are pleased to announce this purchase of 10 additional Boeing 737 ‘Gamechanger’ aircraft, on top of our existing firm order for 100 737 Max 200s, with a further 100 options remaining," Ryanair’s Chief Operations Officer Mick Hickey said.

"This all new Max 737 aircraft has 8 more seats than our current 189 seat Boeing 737-800s and incorporates the latest technology engines and winglets which reduces fuel consumption and noise emissions, ensuring we remain Europe’s greenest, cleanest airline."

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