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Ryanair's O'Leary Says Talks Restarted With Boeing For New Aircraft Order - FT

By Dave Simpson
Ryanair's O'Leary Says Talks Restarted With Boeing For New Aircraft Order - FT

Ryanair Holdings Plc is optimistic on striking a major new aircraft order after the Irish airline restarted talks with Boeing Co, its top boss said in an interview with The Financial Times on Thursday 23 March.

A "Deal To Be Done"

Chief executive officer Michael O'Leary said there was a "deal to be done" with negotiations between the Irish airline and Boeing in "the early stages" for a new order of Boeing 737 jets, according to the newspaper.

"We are back talking to them, which I think is an indication there is some movement on pricing . . . I think there is a deal to be done," the report quoted O'Leary as saying.

He added that the new multibillion-dollar order could be for the 737 Max 10 or for the smaller Max 8200, according to the report.

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Boeing declined to comment, while Ryanair did not immediately respond to Reuters' request for comment.


Ryanair's Biggest-Ever Dublin Summer Schedule

The above news follows news that has announced its biggest-ever summer schedule for Dublin Airport.

According to a statement published on, Ryanair’s 2023 summer schedule for Dublin Airport includes 130 routes, 14 of which are new destinations, including Asturias and Castellón, in Spain, Kos and Zakynthos, in Greece, Stockholm, Genoa and Leipzig.

Ryanair noted that the schedule will deliver more than 16 million passengers and support more than 13,000 local jobs - including more than 1,000 direct pilot, cabin crew and engineering jobs - with an investment of $3.3 billion, more than 2,000 flights per week, and a 10% increase in traffic, compared to the summer of 2022.

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