Orders 32 More -800 Models
Boeing announced this week Europe's largest low-cost carrier,
Ryanair, exercised options for another 27 737-800s. The order,
valued at $1.9 billion at list prices, was previously accounted for
on Boeing's Orders and Deliveries website, assigned to an
This option exercise brings Ryanair's total order book for
737-800s to 308, 137 of which have been delivered. Boeing tells ANN
the orders are to replace older 737s in the Ryanair fleet, in part
to reduce emissions.
All 27 737-800s will be equipped with Blended Winglets, which
improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions by up to five
"The lowest costs and reliability of these Boeing 737-800s will
benefit millions of additional passengers in the coming five years
as we extend our route network and our guaranteed lowest fares,"
said Howard Millar, chief financial officer and deputy chief
executive officer for Ryanair.
"The 737-800 continues to demonstrate its exceptional
suitability for the low-fare business model," said Marlin Dailey,
vice president of Sales, Europe, Russia and Central Asia, Boeing
Commercial Airplanes. "It consistently generates more revenue and
more profit through industry-leading reliability and higher
utilization. Boeing values Ryanair's continued endorsement of the
The 737-800 is the most popular member of the Next-Generation
737 family. Ryanair today operates 137 Boeing 737-800s. It
transported more than 42 million passengers in 2006.
As of April 30, Boeing had received orders for more than 3,800
Next-Generation 737s, and has unfilled orders exceeding 1,500
airplanes, worth over $100 billion at current list prices.