300 and counting

If you’ve ever taken a tour of our 737 factory in Renton, there’s a good chance you’ve seen a plane with the Ryanair logo going down the line. At times, the Boeing factory actually looks more like Ryanair’s very own personal manufacturing center.

And it’s no wonder why. Ryanair operates more 737-800s than any other carrier in the world. Just this week, we delivered the 300th Next-Generation 737-800 to Europe’s largest low-fare carrier. By the time this year is over, Ryanair will take delivery of 37 of these planes.

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Ryanair is the world’s largest operator of the 737-800.

As Ryanair works to keep prices low for its customers, there’s even better news we can offer them. Boeing’s performance improvement package for Next-Generation 737s, now being certified, will boost fuel efficiency a further two percent through aerodynamic and engine changes. For a closer look at Ryanair’s huge presence at our Renton factory as we keep rolling their planes all down the line, check out the video below.

Comments (5)

Ron Bresher (Everett, Washington):

This is a great article and noteworthy, but as the Boeing Company if we want to sell more of our 737's to RyanAir in the future we are going to have to do what is necessary and negotiate with them. They are starting to look to Russia's MS-21, and China's C919 airplanes as possible areas to place future orders for it's fleet expansion plans which it plans to do before 2015.
Perhaps we need to go to them and work out a situation to where they will continue to purchase Boeing's 737 airplanes. This may require some extra effort on our part as a company, but I am sure it would pay handsomely to keep RyanAir as a loyal Boeing customer in the future. Do we want to lose RyanAir? I would hope not.

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Paulo M (Johannesburg, RSA):

300 used to be a number that you'd celebrate reaching after many years of production of larger aircraft family - or, a major derivate. In the narrowbody market, it's a sign of how large the market is, and why you see emerging competitors. Want to hold onto blue chips, give them blue chip reasons.

Fantastic!

Norman (Long Beach, California, United States):

You really have a good product when a costumer like Ryanair has 300 737s or when Southwest has over 500 units and they are happy and making money. In the future it might be advantageous to create an improved version of the 737NG to better compete with the new A320neo family, maybe it will not be revolutionary enough for a fourth generation 737 but it can be a 737NG+that will keep the line current and going well into the next decade and even when the 737 successor is in early production.

Alessandro (Portugal):

Ryanair wont leave the B737 only fleet policy, they get good deal from Boeing and sell them above purchase cost to other airlines after 3 years of use.

Kristian (Slovakia):

I flew with Ryanair from Bratislava(Slovakia) to London-Stansted(UK) only for 2€(it's about 2,80$) including return journey. It's really low cost airline and this plane helps Ryanair to be low cost airline.I flew only at Boeing planes!!!! great job!

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