Ryanair introduces 737 Max to fleet

Ryanair has ordered 100 Boeing 737 Max aircraft to add to its fleet and expects to introduce it into service in 2019, the company said.

The company has christened the aircraft “The Game Changer” and said it expects the aircraft to be a key part of its focus on cost.

Aside from a 16 percent improvement in fuel efficiency over Ryanair´s current fleet of 737-800s, the Max 200 will carry more passengers — 197 versus 189 — without incurring extra cabin costs.

Ryanair currently has 353 in-service 737-800s.