Ryanair in Active Discussions with Boeing to Buy 200 Aircraft

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary with his ‘plane’

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary says his airline is in talks with Boeing to buy as many as 200 new planes.

O’Leary made mention of the talks at a conference in Oslo.

‘”Boeing have plenty of availability in the order book,” Mr O’leary said. “We are in the fairly early stages of talks to see if we can reach an agreement on price.”

“We are talking to 60 new airports we do not fly to it, some in Israel, we are inundated with requests and airport deals at the moment. We are frankly less enthused by Russia, Ukraine and those countries at the moment.”‘

Mr O’Leary said that Ryanair is looking for deliveries in 2015, 2016 and 2017 – the year that Boeing’s upgraded 737 Max jetliner is due to enter service.

O’Leary said the order could be completed this year.


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