Ryanair nears agreement on Boeing 737 MAX order -sources

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Ryanair nears agreement on Boeing 737 MAX order -sources

Ryanair is nearing agreement on a major aircraft order with Boeing, two people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

The multi-billion-dollar deal for a three-digit number of 737 MAX jets could be announced as early as Tuesday, they said, asking not to be named.

Europe's largest budget carrier halted talks for at least 100 Boeing 737 MAX jets plus a number of other options in a pricing dispute in the past 18 months.

In March, Leary said the talks had resumed but insisted significant discounts would be needed.

Ryanair has decided to consider a new 200-seat 737 MAX 8200 and a 230-seat 737 MAX 10 in the future, he said.

In late 2021, O'Leary said Boeing tried to impose a delusionary price increase and declared a marital rift between the Irish carrier and its longtime sole supplier.

At the time, Boeing said it valued Ryanair's business but had to exercise discipline.