Irish budget airline Ryanair has ordered three more Boeing Co. passenger jets.
The companies announced Wednesday Ryanair has ordered three Next-Generation 737-800s, an order worth $280 million at list prices. Ryanair now has unfilled orders for 174 NG 737-800s and 100 737 Max 200s.
“These Boeing aircraft orders will allow us to expand our fleet to over 520 aircraft and to increase our traffic to 160 million customers per annum by 2024, creating some 10,000 new positions for pilots, cabin crew and engineers, as we continue to grow tourism, routes and jobs across Europe,” Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said in a prepared statement.
Ryanair expects to receive the three jets in early 2016.
On Tuesday, Boeing and Azerbaijan-based Silk Way West announced an order for three 747-8 Freighter airplanes, an order worth $1.1 billion at list prices.
Silk Way West is part of Silk Way Group, which includes 23 aviation and service-related companies. The airline operates seven Boeing airplanes.