Ryanair Wants to Replace Lauda’s A320
When Ryanair took over Lauda, in addition to acquiring the company, it also acquired a new type of aircraft. Ryanair (FR), the historic operator of the Boeing 737-800NG (or 737-8As, as you prefer), having a bunch of Airbuses thrown into the mix has stirred things up.
The carrier’s love-hate relationship with Airbus went from one extreme to another. Backed by trading for a major 18 A321 order from 18 months ago, a lot of water has gone under the bridge since then.
Airbus, perhaps to tempt FR into buying its planes, should re-formulate the offer. After all, this is not a small company, ordering not dozens of hundreds of aircraft.
Featured image: Laudamotion Airbus A320. Photo: Marco Macca Instagram: @aviator_ita
LONDON – Lauda, a low-cost airline later acquired by Ryanair (FR) as an in-house wetlease operator, currently has only A320ceo family aircraft in its fleet. Now, according to Michael O’Leary, the airline founded by Niki Lauda will soon have an all Boeing fleet.
Statement from Ryanair CEO
Michael O’Leary, FR CEO, has always had a desire to renew Lauda’s fleet. For a while, the subsidiary seemed to remain with the Airbus fleet, but with little room for negotiation, the French company is losing the battle. It is inevitable that the choice falls on Boeing.
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Source:: “Airways Magazine”