One of the worlds largest Airlines and certainly one of the most successful airline is Ryanair, operating in and around Europe they have made billions of Euro in profits. They currently fill 97% of seats and serve hundreds of thousands of people a week. The problem is that they want to tap into the American market and potentially rival Airlines such as southwest, how to do so? Fly transatlantic.
The prospect of a Ryanair 787-8 is absurd but also possibly smart and even a potential goldmine for the Irish Airline. The 787 is usually configured first, business and economy at a 3-3-3 seat configuration, it can seat up to 330 passengers. The aircraft economically makes sense as it can produce 25% less fuel than simplest aircraft of the size, also a bulk order with the kind of negotiations Ryanair are known for achieving could save them millions.
Ryanair operates a fleet of over 450 Boeing 737-800 series aircraft, with orders of up to 210 new Boeing 737 aircraft, this includes 135 new Boeing 737 MAX 200s, and options for 75 more MAX 200s, which will enable Ryanair to grow its fleet to 585 by 2024. In order for Ryanair to maintain their profit they operate only one type of aircraft thus, meaning they have pilots only on one aircraft, air hostess only trained in one aircraft and maintenance only trained on one aircraft. With variation comes difficulty maintaining all of the aircraft. With one aircraft they can save people and only have people specialised on one aircraft.
Let me know what you think of the prospect of a Ryanair 787-8
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