Ryanair orders 100 737-800’s

European airline Ryanair today announced that it has expanded its fleet with the order of 100 Boeing 737-800 aircraft valued at approximately $6 billion.

European airline Ryanair and Boeing today announced that Ryanair has ordered an additional 100 new Boeing 737-800 series aircraft.

The news comes less than a year after both Ryanair and Boeing announced the record aircraft order of 150 737-800’s, the largest single firm order for Next Generation 737’s.

In addition to the 103 firm orders already placed, Ryanair has added 22 further firm orders and increased its option orders by 78 to 125. This will, over the next 8 years, give Ryanair a total fleet of 250 Boeing 737-800’s.

The order will create 3000 new jobs in Ryanair, with over 800 pilots, more than 2000 cabin crew and over 200 engineering and operational staff.

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