Thursday, 26 April 2018

IRELAND: Ryanair In $3 billion 25 - 737 MAX 8 Aircraft Deal, New Routes To Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ryanair has announced its commencing flights from Bosnia and Herzegovina with two new routes from Banja Luka to Brussels Charleroi and Memmingen.

Both routes will operate twice weekly from November, as part of its Winter 2018 schedule.

Bosnia is Ryanair’s 37th country of operation and customers can enjoy even lower fares and the latest with the Always Getting Better improvements including:

- Reduced checked-in bag fees, lower €25 fee, bigger 20kg bag allowance

- Connecting flights at Rome, Milan & Porto with more airports to follow

- Ryanair Rooms with 10% off Travel Credit

- Ryanair Transfers, wider choice of ground transport with new partner Car Trawler

- Punctuality Promise, 90% of Ryanair flights will be on time

- Price Promise, find a cheaper fare and Ryanair will refund the difference + €5 to your My Ryanair account

Ryanair’s Sales and Marketing Manager for CEE, Olga Pawlonka said:

Ryanair is pleased to announce our first flights to/from Bosnia and Herzegovina our 37th country of operation, initially with two routes from Banja Luka to Brussels Charleroi and Memmingen commencing in November.

Both routes will operate twice weekly as part of our Winter 2018 schedule, and go on sale later today from the website.

To celebrate we are releasing seats for sale from €19.99 for travel from November, which are available for booking until midnight Wednesday (25 Apr).

Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto and avoid missing out.

Meanwhile, Boeing Co. (BA) announced on Tuesday morning that it finalized a deal with Ireland-based Ryanair Holdings PLC for 25 additional high-capacity 737 MAX 8 airplanes.

The order is estimated to be worth $3 billion at the current list price, and the first delivery is expected to be made during the spring of 2019.

The high-capacity 737 MAX 8 Gamechanger has emerged as the fastest-selling airplane for Boeing in its history, and it has successfully accumulated around 4,500 orders from 96 global customers.

The latest 737 MAX 8 Gamechanger has a total of 197 seats, which is eight more than Ryanair’s current 189-seater Boeing 737-800NG.

It will help Ryanair increase per-seat revenue, and is also said to be fuel efficient with 14 percent lower fuel consumption compared to current Next-Generation 737s being used by the low-cost European air carrier.

The 737 MAX fleet of planes feature the latest CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets, Boeing Sky Interior, large flight deck displays and other features that help them operate efficiently.

Boeing and Ryanair have track record when it comes to this model. Ryanair first ordered the high-capacity 737 MAX 8 in late 2014 with a deal for 100 airplanes from Boeing.

Three years later, it was supplemented with an order for 10 airplanes during the 2017 Paris Air Show. The latest order will take Ryanair's 737 MAX order total to 135 planes.

In total, Ryanair has ordered more than 650 Boeing airplanes across different genres.

The low-cost carrier is the top customer of Boeing’s 737-800 fleet of planes in the world, and is also the largest operator of Boeing planes in Europe.

We are delighted that Ryanair is deepening their commitment to the 737 MAX as they continue to grow their fleet and expand their network, said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of commercial sales & marketing at Boeing.

Ryanair's follow-on order shows once again that the high capacity 737 MAX 8 is the perfect airplane for low cost carriers.

The airplane gives our airline customers more seats to serve their core markets, maximizing revenue potential at the best cost per seat in the industry.

The Gamechanger has eight more seats than our current 189-seat Boeing 737-800NG and incorporates the latest technology engines and winglets which reduce fuel consumption and noise emissions, ensuring we remain Europe's greenest, cleanest airline and lowest cost airline, said Neil Sorahan, chief financial officer at Ryanair.

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