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Boeing confirms big Ryanair order

Boeing has announced that Ryanair has exercised options for another 27 Next-Generation 737-800s
airplanes.The order is valued at $1.9 billion at list prices. These orders were
previously accounted for on Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website, assigned to an
unidentified customer.

This option exercise brings Ryanair’s total order book for 737-800s to 308, 137 of
which have been delivered, leaving 171 to be delivered.

By operating one of the youngest and most efficient airplanes in the single-aisle
market segment, Ryanair is significantly reducing emissions.

All 27 737-800s will be equipped with performance-enhancing Blended Winglets, which
improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions by up to five percent.

“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 Next-Generation 737.”

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.