Despite ambitious growth plans, Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary has stated that he is not in active negotiations with Boeing and Airbus to buy new aircraft. By 2015, Ryanair expects to fly 100 million passengers a year, up from 73.5 million in 2010. O’Leary says he will need to grow Ryanair’s fleet to 300 aircraft by 2013 and about 450 by the end of 2015. Nevertheless, even though he meets with the two aircraft manufacturers twice a year, the airline is not ordering any new aircraft. O’Leary also ruled out buying second hand aircraft.

This content is restricted to site members.

If you are an existing user, please login below.
New users may register below.

Existing Users Log In