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Ryanair announced it has delayed the delivery of the first five Boeing 737 MAX aircraft until the winter season due to global grounding of the type.
As for today, Ryanair has 135 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on order. The first five were scheduled to join the fleet already this summer, however, because of the global MAX problems, the delivery was delayed until November 2019.
The airline says it continues “to have utmost confidence in these aircraft” and the date when Ryanair will start flying MAX is a “subject to regulatory approval by EASA.
Although the carrier says that in the result of delivery delay it “will not see any meaningful cost benefit until FY21”, Ryanair believes that new aircraft will “deliver significant unit cost savings for the next 5 years”.