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
I cant picture a nice 787 Dreamliner as a budget plane to cross the pond. It should be a beautiful experience crossing the pond. Not 4 by 4 by 4. Plus the liverty looks horrible. If Ryanair are truly thinking of this. Thay might have to change some current things. Thays all I’m saying ;-)
Interesting question. I’d really love to see this happen, as would many others. Not only would this offer very cheap tickets across the pond, it would reduce ticket prices on other airlines, due to increased competition. While this may result in a small reduction in quality across trans-Atlantic service, overall, I can’t see Delta, United or AA reducing their economy product to as low a level of quality as that of Ryanair.
The question can not be answered by what you or I wishes. Some people, wanting to experience Europe/America, will do whatever necessary to purchase the best value ticket possible. If this means suffering for 7 hours to enjoy the trip of a lifetime at a bargain price, I’m sure you’ll be able to find many who would take that deal.
I am with you there, lets just hope that Ryanair decides not to ETOPS their 737s and we can get these. Although I wonder what the landings will be like. Also, seeing as it’s Ryanair, where would they land them?