Ryanair in talks with Airbus to buy up to 100 A321s for Laudamotion

8 March, 2019

Ryanair confirmed it has entered preliminary discussions with Airbus over ordering up to 100 A321 aircraft for Laudamotion (Reuters, 06-Mar-2019). Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary said: "I would not see any point in having an order if it is less than 100 aircraft – 50 firm and 50 options... We are committed to being an Airbus customer through Laudamotion because in the future, as there are competition divestments or other M&A opportunities in Europe, some will be on the Airbus side and some will be on the Boeing side and we want to be able to do both". He added the group is also interested in 737 MAX 10 aircraft for Ryanair's fleet renewal.