Ryanair orders 70 more 737-800s, and takes options on an additional 70
Confident that its robust growth is here to stay, Ryanair says it now expects to operate up to 418 aircraft by 2012. Late last week, the Irish carrier signed a follow-on order for an additional 70 Boeing 737-800s valued at "over $4 billion" and optioned another 70 aircraft. According to Ryanair, the revised fleet plan now comprises 225 firm orders and 193 options. The low-cost carrier's executives believe that high fuel prices and steeper competition will not curb its robust growth. ...
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