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Ryanair in talks to purchase up to 400 aircraft to secure mid-term growth – “no loyalty to Boeing”


Aircraft prices are under pressure as both Airbus and Boeing reported “negative orders” in Jan-09, as airlines cancelled more orders than they placed. This could create the conditions for another massive counter-cyclical order by Ryanair. [1529 words]

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  • Traffic and load factors remain strong in Jan-09
  • Growth at Barcelona Reus and Copenhagen
  • ... but suspends services to Poland and Shannon
  • Ancillary revenue focus continues with new accommodation partnership
  • More pain for Ryanair from Aer Lingus misadventure

Graphs and data:

  • Evolution of Ryanair's fleet forecast (4Q08 to 3Q09 forecasts): FY07 to FY12F
  • Copenhagen Airport capacity share (%) prior to Sterling collapse
  • Shannon Airport capacity breakdown by carrier (seats per week as % of total)
  • Ryanair key 30 bases in terms of capacity (seats)
  • Ryanair ancillary revenue as a portion of total revenue: 1Q05 to 3Q09
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