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Aviation: Irish Airline Orders 5 More Next Generation Boeing 737s

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Irish-based Ryanair has ordered 5 more Next-Generation Boeing 737s, valued at US$452 million at list prices. The budget carrier now has 180 Next-Generation 737s on order.

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Boeing 737-800 with Ryanair livery. Photo Credit: Boeing.

The airline announced an order for 175 Boeing 737-800s last year. It is the world's largest 737-800 customer, with orders placed for 528 of fuel efficient airplane to date.

"The 737-800 is the perfect airplane for us as we continue to expand our fleet to cater to both business passengers and tourists who want to visit and explore Europe at affordable, reliable rates," says Michael O'Leary, Director and CEO of Ryanair.

"The addition of these highly efficient airplanes will help provide our customers with additional options when it comes to planning their travel."

Known for its reliability, fuel efficiency, and economical performance, the 737-800 is selected by leading and low-cost carriers throughout the world because it provides operators the flexibility to serve a wide range of markets.