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Ryanair Cutting Routes Due to Boeing 737 Max Crisis

Ryanair Cutting Routes Due to Boeing 737 Max Crisis
Jennifer Billock

Ryanair is cutting operations to some of its airports in Europe as a result of the Boeing 737 MAX issues; the airline expected to be getting 58 of the new planes by 2020. However, the number of planes they’re allotted per year and contingent on the MAX’s return, it looks like they’ll only get about 30.

In another casualty of the Boeing 737 MAX saga, Ryanair is planning to cut operations and some of its European airports to make up for the loss of income from the grounded planes. The planes, which were originally supposed to be back in flight in August, now likely won’t be fixed and in the air until December.

“We are starting a series of discussions with our airports to determine which of Ryanair’s underperforming or loss making bases should suffer these short term cuts and/or closures from November 2019,” the airline said in a statement, reported by CNN.

The airline was expecting to get 58 of the planes by 2020, which is what it based revenues and capacity on. But now, because the plane is still grounded and because Ryanair can only bring in eight new planes a month, they expect to only get about 30 planes.

“This number could rise, or fall further, depending on when the Boeing 737 Max actually returns to flight services,” the statement said.

Boeing understands the frustration Ryanair is having.

“We deeply regret the impact the 737 MAX grounding is having on Ryanair and their passengers,” the company said in a release, reported by CNN. “The regulatory authorities determine the process for certifying the MAX software and training updates and the timing for lifting the grounding order. We will not speculate on their schedule.”


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View Comments (2)


  1. Flight44

    July 18, 2019 at 9:47 am

    Fewer flights of this filthy airline are a good thing.

  2. Gallivanter

    August 7, 2019 at 10:51 am

    Nice to see someone like-minded Flight44. I despise Ryanair and especially the nasty little boss leprechaun Michael O’Leary. et it’s also nice to know he’s throwing his weight around and threatening Boeing.

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