Ryanair has added three Boeing 737 MAX 8200 “Gamechanger” aircraft to its fleet at Luton Airport for the Summer of 2023. This forms part of the airline’s joint strategy with Luton Airport to deliver sustainable growth.
According to Ryanair, the addition of these “Gamechanger” aircraft will assist to reduce 40% of noise pollution and 16% of CO2 emissions while having the increased capacity to carry 4% more passengers on each flight.
The Irish low-cost carrier, which recently expanded its routes with six new destinations in September last year, plans to operate over 140 weekly flights across 27 routes to and from Luton Airport this summer, including nine new routes to Bezier, Bologna, Malta, and Seville. The airline also launched special summer flight offers for passengers with seats from £29.99 for travels between May and June 2023.
Ryanair’s Commitment To Sustainable Growth
Ryanair DAC’s CEO, Eddie Wilson, stated that the addition of the three “Gamechanger” aircraft to Luton Airport was part of the airline’s goal of making its operations at the airport more sustainable and achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2040.
According to Eddie,
“This significant investment at London Luton Airport forms part of a longer-term strategy between Ryanair and the Airport’s management team to deliver sustainable growth at LLA.”
Ryanair’s Chief Commercial Officer at Luton Airport, Jonathan Rayner, also commented on the announcement. Jonathan added that the airline was “delighted to welcome the arrival of these three new fuel-efficient Ryanair aircraft at London Luton Airport.
“As well as our commitment to achieve Net Zero Carbon for our own airport emissions by 2040, we are working closely with our airlines to reduce their emissions, and Ryanair’s investment in these next-generation aircraft is an exciting development that underlines its commitment to working sustainably with LLA.”
Ryanair Expecting More “Gamechanger” Aircraft
The airline ordered a total of 210 Boeing 737 MAX 8200 aircraft in 2020 at a value of $22 billion. The airline took its first delivery of the 737 MAX 8200 aircraft in June 2021 and expects the delivery of 24 Boeing 737 MAX 8200 aircraft within the next three months. This is likely to experience a delay as Boeing revealed in mid-April that the deliveries of its 737 MAX aircraft would be delayed due to a component problem in the manufacturing process.
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