Ryanair’s O’Leary panics, makes empty threats to Boeing

Ryanair, the biggest bully in the world, will wait until the end of November or very early in December to reach a deal with Boeing on a fresh batch of aircraft orders, Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O’Leary claimed today.

Michael O'Leary, Ryanair's chief executive
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If no preliminary agreement is reached around the end of the month, allowing time to sign a formal deal by the end of 2009, Ryanair will end its long-running relationship with the aircraft maker, O’Leary said in the latest of his empty threats in the bargaining process with Boeing.

We find this really quite amusing. Mr O’Leary knows full well that he cannot end his relationship with Boeing unless he is prepared to sell his entire current fleet of Boeing 737-800s and replace the whole lot with Airbus type.

This is because the engineering and services costs involved with keeping a fleet the size of Ryanair’s would go through the roof. They would have both Boeing and Airbus parts, engineers, servicing, fit-outs and licensing requirements to deal with. Double trouble. This just does not work as part of a low cost operation.

Empty threats Mr O’Leary, empty threats.


7 thoughts on “Ryanair’s O’Leary panics, makes empty threats to Boeing

  1. Hahahahaha. What an idiot that O’Leary is. I really hope Boeing hold out and that Ryanair are forced to cough up.

    I never fly them, never will. Try any of the other options, even if slightly more expensive. You really do get more bang for your buck elsewhere.


  2. I flew with Ryanair last week for the first time. My wife and I made a return trip from Bournemouth to Edinburgh we paid £40.00 between us. The planes which they use were new or nearly new plenty of room on board and excelent service. I can only speak as I find. Going on my experience of them I would certainly use them again. When we arrived back at Bournemouth airport car park it cost us £48 for the car parking. I can not see why there is such a campaign going on against Ryanair

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