Ryanair’s 300th 737-800 Delivered
Boeing today announced that they delivered the 300th 737-800 for Europe’s largest low-fare carrier, Ryanair. The airline will take delivery of 37 of these aircraft during 2011 and is the world’s largest operator of the 737-800. Ryanair took delivery of its first 737-800 in 1999.
Ryanair’s Chief Executive Michael O’Leary said, “We are proud to take delivery of our 300th brand new Boeing 737 aircraft. The total value of the Ryanair fleet is now over $18 billion. We are proud to operate the youngest, greenest and most fuel-efficient fleet of any major European airline. This aircraft will help us to grow to 78 million passengers this year as we continue to lower fares and guarantee no fuel surcharges, which is why so many passengers are switching to Ryanair – the world’s favorite airline.” … Wait a minute, did he say “the world’s favorite airline”??? Ya, sure … 😛