03 January, 2020

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary says his airline might not get 737 Max aircraft until October 2020

The boss of the low-fare-high-fee carrier Ryanair believes his airline might not get 737 max aircraft until October 2020!

The belligerent boss, Michael O’Leary said in an interview with German magazine Wirtschaftswoche that whilst Ryanair has an order for 135 of the troubled 737 Max aircraft, their delivery keeps getting moved, “We were meant to have 58 planes by the summer,” has says in the interview, extracts from which were published on Friday. “That went down to 30, then 20, then 10 and the latest is maybe only five. It’s possible we’ll only get the first jets in October 2020.”

O'Leary has said previously that the airline will not take deliveries during July or August because it is the airline’s busiest time of the year and has doubts it will get any before the crucial summer season starts. 

The airline has also ordered that the model name 737 Max 8 be painted out on the nose of each aircraft and replaced with a more oblique 737-8200 in order to mislead passengers who may have a fear or reticence to fly on a 737 Max aircraft in future. The bullying boss has also confirmed that if passengers refuse to fly on the 737 Max aircraft they will not get a refund. 

Whilst other airlines that had ordered or started to operate the 737 Max have openly confirmed that they are either in negotiations with Boeing about compensation or have, in the likes of Icelandair, Southwest, Turkish and TUI agreed deals. O'Leary remains unusually tight-lipped, saying only that he would only discuss recompense after the planes were delivered.

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