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Ryanair Not Looking To Order More 737 MAX Jets At The Moment

By Dave Simpson
Ryanair Not Looking To Order More 737 MAX Jets At The Moment

The CEO of Boeing's largest European customer, Ryanair, has said that the airline is not currently looking to order additional 737 MAX jets from Boeing, but that it expects opportunities to acquire cheap aircraft to appear over time and that it will capitalise on such opportunities at some stage.

Executives at Ryanair have said repeatedly over the past year that the airline was discussing possible additional orders amid ongoing talks with Boeing on compensation for delays to its current order for 210 MAX jets.

"Over time one can see that there will be a way that aircraft are going to be cheaper...and we will capitalise on that at some stage," Ryanair DAC chief executive Eddie Wilson said at the Skift Aviation Forum.

"But at the moment it's just the...existing order that we have," he said.

Ryanair has said that it expects to take delivery of its first 30 MAX jets by next summer.


US Ban Lifted

The United States lifted a 20-month-old flight ban on the MAX earlier this week and European regulators are expected to follow suit.

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