Sunday, 10 February 2019

Ryanair looking towards Laudamotion fleet replacement from 2023

Laudamotion Airbus A320s at Vienna 
Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary speaking on Q3 2019 Results - Earnings Conference call said will start to look at replacing Laudamotion growing leased fleet from 2023 when operating leases begin to expire.

Laudamotion plans to operate 19 Airbus A320s in Summer 2019 growing to 30 aircraft in December 2020 to 40 in 2021 to 50 in 2022. The carrier recently signed LOIs for another 11  Airbus A320 aircraft for next year before December ‘20 on five-year leases.

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary said "We would like to see new aircraft either from -- preferably from Airbus or from Boeing coming through and replacing those operating leases".  The CEO noted that competitors where deferring Airbus deliveries which could open opportunities.  Germania filed for insolvency at Amtsgericht Berlin-Charlottenburg on Monday 4 February the carrier had an order 25 Airbus A320neo's for delivery from January 2020.

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Ryanair updates on Boeing 737 MAX 200 deliveries

Image courtesy of Ryanair 

Ryanair updated the market on Monday 4 February with Q3 results announcing it will take delivery of the first five Boeing 737 MAX 200 aircraft between April and June (2020Q1 financial reporting period).  From September 2019 and March 2020 the carrier will take delivery of a further 50 aircraft.

Speaking on Q3 Earnings Conference Call Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary said "While 10% of the fleet will be MAXs by the end of this financial 2020. It’s really summer 2020 where we see the huge benefits. I think half of that -- those 50 will be reallocated to Ryanair Sun and go onto Polish register, probably, half would be on the Irish register".

Ryanair was the launch customer for the 737 MAX 200 in September 2014 placing an order for 100 aircraft valued at $11 billion at list prices.

The 737 MAX 200 can accommodate up to 200 seats by incorporating a mid-exit door increasing the exit limit providing Ryanair with 11 additional seats enabling significant ancillary revenue potential. The 737 MAX is 14% more fuel efficient than existing Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 5% lower operating costs than 737 MAX 8.

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