Boeing delivers 400th Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft to Irish airline Ryanair

The 400th Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft recently rolled off the line at Boeing.

The 400th Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft recently rolled off the line at Boeing.

The aircraft was delivered to Irish low-cost airline Ryanair, which boasts the biggest fleet of Next-Generation 737-800s worldwide.

"The Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with its industry leading technical reliability and seating capacity, has been the foundation upon which our successful and safe growth has been built upon since we took our first delivery in March 1999," Ryanair's chief operations officer, Michael Hickey, said. "We are delighted to be now taking delivery of our 400th 737-800, which includes the new Boeing Sky Interior and slimline seats, offering extra leg room and an enhanced customer experience, as part of our Always Getting Program.”

Ryanair is also the launch customer for the 737 MAX 200, the newest member of the 737 MAX line, which is assembled at Boeing's plant in North Charleston, South Carolina.

The first Next-Generation 737-800 was delivered to Ryanair more than three decades ago. Ryanair runs more than 1,800 flights per day and serves 106 million passengers as they fly to more than 30 nations.

"A key factor in Ryanair's continued success is the outstanding economics of the Next-Generation 737-800," Monty Oliver, VP of European Sales for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said. "This 400th 737 delivery is a special milestone for both our companies and we are honored that Ryanair continues to be an all-Boeing operator."

More than 130 Next-Generation 737-800s are still on order for Ryanair from Boeing.

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