It seems Ryanair’s addition to the Boeing 737 MAX 200 is still in place, with the airline signing for an additional 25 aircraft.
This brings the total amount of Boeing 737 MAX 200 planes on order up to 135 – with 75 options still to take if needed by Ryanair (made up of the orignal order for 100, and a follow-on order for 10).
At list price, the order is worth US$3 Billion.
For those looking for comfort – look away now as these planes will carry 197 passengers aboard them.
On the order, Neil Sorahan, chief financial officer, Ryanair states:
“We are pleased to announce the exercise of 25 Boeing 737 “Gamechanger” options, bringing our firm order to 135 737 MAX 8s,”
“The Gamechanger has eight more seats than our current 189-seat Boeing 737-800NG and incorporates the latest technology engines and winglets which reduce fuel consumption and noise emissions, ensuring we remain Europe’s greenest, cleanest airline and lowest cost airline. We look forward to taking delivery of our first Gamechanger in Spring 2019.”
The 737 MAX 200 is a high-capacity version of the 737 MAX 8, with an additional exit and more seats. Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company is proud of the order, stating
“We are delighted that Ryanair is deepening their commitment to the 737 MAX as they continue to grow their fleet and expand their network,”
“Ryanair’s follow-on order shows once again that the high capacity 737 MAX 8 is the perfect airplane for low cost carriers. The airplane gives our airline customers more seats to serve their core markets, maximizing revenue potential at the best cost per seat in the industry.”
Entry into service of the type with Ryanair is expected in 2019.
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