- So what does this mean for Ryanair?
The Boeing 737-800’s present winglets will be replaced by split scimitar winglets, which is expected to lower fuel consumption by 1.5%. Simple Flying estimated last year that, over the course of six months, this would result in savings of more than $30 million based on a total fuel expenditure of $2.18 billion in the first half of 2022.
- Does this mean cheaper tickets?
While for some carriers, a large role that is played by fuel costs is the ever-increasing ticket prices, for Ryanair this may not be the case. With its already extremely cheap flights, starting from as low as €6.99, this is just another way the airline is moving towards its goal of net-zero emissions by 2050 that aligns to the Paris Agreement and the aviation industry’s Destination 2050 initiative.
WIth only 408 more aircraft to go, will this scheme bring a smile to O’Leary’s face?
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