Meanwhile, At Dublin Airport

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Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary with the first of 180 Boeing 737-800 Next Generation planes (worth $16 billion) ordered by the airline.

Sam writes:

“The aircraft touched down in Dublin Airport after flying from Boeing in Seattle by Ryanair Chief Pilot, Capt Ray Conway. Ryanair will take 20 further 737-800 NG aircraft deliveries between September 2014 and July 2015, which will enable the airline to open more routes and additional frequencies on existing routes for Summer 2015.”

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)

29 thoughts on “Meanwhile, At Dublin Airport

    1. Shane H

      … have an excellent safety record. That article is a pile of sh*te.. It’s ostensibly about an airworthiness directive advising airlines to inspect a pin for superficial wear. “This AD is not linked to any in-service event but rather a finding of a surface finish degradation on recently installed attachment pins.” i.e., it hasn’t caused any accidents. But the photo is of a 737 that crashed due to pilot error, nothing to do with the pin! See here:http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2013-06-06/lion-air-plane-crash-update-060613
      Anyway, Ryanair would hardly be buying hundreds of them if they weren’t safe. Crashes are too expensive!

  1. Flashman

    And cue the usual Irish begrudgery.
    Ryanair is a hugely successful airline and a fantastic business achievement for this country despite the worst economic recession in its history.
    Michael O’Leary is a genius and if it wasn’t for him we’d all still be paying hundreds of euros for a 50 minute flight to the UK.
    The sooner he moves into the long-haul market the better.

    1. Psyched

      Yet they quoted me more than Aer Lingus for my last flight. They’re not a cheaper option anymore and if anything goes wrong you’re stuffed.

    2. ElZilcho

      Spot on – before Micka came along, there was only Concorde or Zeppelin available.

      I just hope the Gummint doesn’t force them to fly with a full tank of fuel.

  2. Pat-the-barker

    Clowns the lot, you can fly to the uk for less than the price of a tank of petrol. This Ryanair bashing makes me vomit.

    1. scottser

      yeah, but you’d need a tank of petrol to get to the city you actually want to get to, instead ot the sh1thole that ryanair actually fly in to.

          1. 21secondstogo

            +1
            The air coach can take up to and over 40 mins to get you to Oconnell st with all the jayzuz stopping, and the jayzuz traffic.
            Relax, yo.

          2. Flashman

            It’s even quicker than that to Brighton,the gay captial of Britian,so I don’t know why Scottster is grumbling.

  3. mauriac

    no European solidarity.why not buy the better,safer airbus equivalent? hope u.s. taxpayer are kicking in.

    1. Robyn

      As much as I prefer the Airbus aircraft, buying Boeing made much more sense in this deal. Mainly he has an army of 737NG rated pilots, which can be put to work on any aircraft in the fleet. Buying Airbus would require a lot of training for the flight and maintenance crews and provision of a whole new set of spares.

        1. Robyn

          Oh Michael, thank you for your insightful comment. Do you find it intimidating that I am both female and understand the business choices that Ryanair had to make? Oh, and to answer your thought, yes, I do have nice tits.

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