Ryanair has welcomed its first Boeing 737 Max after practically two years of delays.
The low-cost provider took supply of its first Boeing 737-8200 in Seattle, Washington.
The plane flew in a single day from Seattle and can land in Dublin Airport later this afternoon.
That is the primary supply of an order of 210 planes, which is an funding in new know-how, valued at over $22 billion.
These new plane will carry 4 per cent extra passengers however cut back gas consumption by 16 per cent per seat, decrease noise emissions by 40 per cent and decrease CO2 emissions by an identical quantity, the airline stated.
Ryanair chief government, Michael O’Leary, stated: “We’re delighted to take supply of our first new know-how Gamchanger plane.
“These new Boeing 737 plane will assist Ryanair decrease prices, minimize gas consumption and decrease noise and CO2 emissions as we make investments closely in new know-how to deepen our environmental dedication.”
The Boeing 737 Max was grounded in 2019 following crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia.
It was recertified to fly following modifications late final 12 months.
“Attributable to regrettable supply delays, we count on to take supply of simply 12 of those plane throughout summer time 2021, with six delivering in Ryanair colors and 6 in Malta Air colors,” added O’Leary.
Ryanair expects to take supply of a further 50 of the Boeing 737 Max plane earlier than subsequent summer time, which it hopes will allow the group to rebound from the Covid-19 pandemic.