Boeing and Ryanair have showcased their strong partnership with a new, co-branded livery on the airline’s most recently delivered Boeing 737-800.
The Boeing 737-800 features the distinctive blue Boeing colors on its fuselage, while Ryanair’s name is featured toward the rear of the aircraft.
On the tail is the golden harp logo found on every Ryanair Boeing 737-800. The aircraft is one of nearly 300 737-800s currently in Ryanair’s all-Boeing fleet.
“The 737-800 has been the foundation of our recent successful growth thanks to its great engineering and phenomenal reliability,” says Michael O’Leary, Ryanair’s chief executive.
In June 2013, the Irish airline ordered 175 more 737-800s. O’Leary says these aircraft will expand Ryanair’s fleet to more than 400 737-800s and create more than 3,000 new jobs for pilots, cabin crew and engineers.
Over the next five years, Ryanair expects to carry more than 110 million passengers a year throughout Europe.
“That will enable us to lower our costs and cut air fares even further,” says O’Leary.
Ryanair describes itself as Europe’s favorite low-fares airline, operating more than 1,600 daily flights connecting 186 destinations in 30 countries.