It will receive the first 737 in April and says it is early to analyze the possibility of canceling the order
Ryanair, which does not yet have any Boeing 737 MAX in its fleet but pending orders, has assured today that the suspension of operations with this model will not affect its flight schedule for the summer.
“There is no risk for the calendar this summer,” said the head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs of the airline, Juliusz Komorek, during a press conference in Warsaw, where he said it is still early to analyze the possibility of canceling the order made to Boeing of this model.
Ryanair has ordered 135 Boeing 737 MAX 200 units, a modified version of the MAX 8, and has options for another 75 units. The first plane is expected to arrive in April, another two in May, two in June and the remaining 50 before the start of the summer season of 2020.
“Our fleet of 450 aircraft includes many emergency aircraft, which are strategically located,” said the manager. The Irish ‘low cost’, one of Boeing’s main European customers, is confident that investigations into the crash of the same model of Ethiopian Airlines will shed light before April
The CEO of Ryanair, Michael O’Leary, already advanced in an interview with the newspaper ‘Irish Independent’ that the company would follow the recommendations of the manufacturer and the aeronautical regulatory authorities and wait for the result of the investigation. “We need to wait and see what the outcome of the investigation is,” said O’Leary, who said “not being particularly worried.”