Boeing, Ryanair Announce Order for Five Next-Generation 737s

         Boeing, Ryanair Announce Order for Five Next-Generation 737s

Airline is world's largest 737-800 customer, operates largest Boeing fleet in
Europe

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, April 30, 2014

SEATTLE, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Ryanair have
finalized an order for five additional Next-Generation 737s, valued at $452
million at list prices. Today's announcement brings the total number of
unfilled Next-Generation 737 orders for the Ireland-based ultra-low-cost
carrier to 180 airplanes.

"The 737-800 is the perfect airplane for us as we continue to expand our fleet
to cater toboth business passengers andtourists who want to visit and
explore Europe at affordable, reliable rates," said Michael O'Leary, director
and CEO of Ryanair. "The addition of these highly efficient airplanes will
help provide our customers with additional options when it comes to planning
their travel."

The airline announced last year an order for 175 of the airplanes. Ryanair is
the world's largest 737-800 customer, with orders placed for 528 of the type
to date.

The Boeing 737-800 is the best-selling version of the highly successful
Next-Generation 737 family. Known for its reliability, fuel efficiency and
economical performance, the 737-800 is selected by leading and low-cost
carriers throughout the world because it provides operators the flexibility to
serve a wide range of markets.

"Ryanair and Boeing share a rich history together. The 737-800 offers strong
operating economics and will provide comfort and reliability to Ryanair
passengers," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner.
"We are honored to be chosen by Ryanair as they expand their fleet and look
forward to continuing our partnership for decades to come."

Headquartered in Dublin, Ryanair operates more than 1,600 flights daily from
68 bases connecting 186 destinations in 30 countries. Currently operating more
than 300 737-800s, Ryanair took delivery of its first in 1999, and now
operates the largest fleet of Boeing airplanes in Europe. With a team of more
than 9,000 highly skilled professionals the airline is expected to fly more
than 81.5 million passengers this year alone.

Today's announcement brings the total number of 737s ordered to date to more
than 11,000. Boeing currently has more than 3,700 unfilled orders for 737s.

Contacts:
Chamila (CJ) Jayaweera
Europe Communications
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
+44(0)7557 160 645
chamila.s.jayaweera@boeing.com

Dina Weiss
737 Communications
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
+1 206-853-9620
dina.m.weiss@boeing.com

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SOURCE Boeing

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