Ryanair has agreed to acquire 175 Boeing 737-800s with a list price of $15.6 billion. The deal yet to be finalised with take Ryanair’s and approved by its shareholders will take the fleet to over 400 aircraft in 2018. This deal is thought to be the largest ever aircraft order by a European carrier.
CFM International CFM56 engines will power the 737-800s and 75 of the new aircraft will replace part of the current fleet of 305-737s. The other 105 aircraft will allow for Ryanair to grow. The re-engined 737 Max due to enter service in 2017 is still being evaluated by Ryanair.