Ryanair buys five more Boeing 737-800 planes

DUBLIN Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:50am EDT

Ryanair Chief Executive Officer Michael O'Leary gestures during a news conference in Brussels January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Ryanair Chief Executive Officer Michael O'Leary gestures during a news conference in Brussels January 22, 2014.

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DUBLIN (Reuters) - Low cost carrier Ryanair (RYA.I) said on Wednesday it had agreed to buy five more Boeing (BA.N) 737-800 aircraft, taking its order book to 180 new Boeing planes worth over $16 billion.

Ryanair, Europe's largest airline by passenger numbers, said four of the five planes would be delivered in the summer next year, with the fifth coming in Feb, 2016.

"Now that we have 4 more aircraft (21 in total) for summer 2015, Ryanair will offer more new routes and increased frequencies to more customers than ever before," the firm said.

(Reporting by Neil Maidment; Editing by Mark Potter)

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