|14 January, 2020

Ryanair says could see first Boeing 737 MAX deliveries in April

That is earlier than indicated by Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary this month

A Ryanair Boeing 737-800 plane lands at Lisbon's airport, Portugal September 27, 2018.

A Ryanair Boeing 737-800 plane lands at Lisbon's airport, Portugal September 27, 2018.

REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

MADRID - Ryanair could receive its first deliveries of up to 10 grounded 737 MAX aircraft from Boeing by April, Chief Marketing Officer Kenny Jacobs said on Tuesday, but cautioned that the timing was dependent on regulators.

That is earlier than indicated by Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary this month when he said the airline might not receive its first 737 MAX until October. 

"We now think we will get it in March or April this year, looks more like April than March, and we think we will get up to 10 MAX aircraft," Jacobs told a news conference in Madrid.

(Reporting by Isla Binnie, writing by Padraic Halpin in Dublin) ((padraic.halpin@thomsonreuters.com; +353 1 500 1504; Reuters Messaging: padraic.halpin.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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