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Ryanair prepared for further 737 MAX delays

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A Ryanair Boeing 737 at Dublin Airport, Ireland, 28 September 2017. Ryanair is facing enforcement action from the Civil Aviation Authority, as the no-frills carrier announces a second wave of flight cancellations that will affect 400,000 customers.

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Ryanair is prepared for further delays to the delivery of its Boeing 737 Max airliners, its chief executive Michael O’Leary said in an interview.
O’Leary said that he will be lucky to see any by October, as Ryanair has ordered 135 of the jets, but has none in service. He has previously announced Ryanair would not take orders in July or August because it is its busiest time of the year.
“We were meant to have 58 planes by the summer. 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 said.
Other airlines have already agreed a recompense with Boeing. However, O’Leary said that he would discuss recompense after the planes were delivered.
The 737 Max has been grounded when two crashes claimed 346 lives and sparked major safety concerns.
Last month, Boeing said it was freezing its 737 production in January, after facing major criticism for providing unrealistic estimates for the model returning to service.

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