Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered triplet 737s to Europe's most successful low-cost carrier Ryanair today at Boeing Field in Seattle, Wash. The three new airplanes bring Ryanair's fleet of advanced Next-Generation 737s to a total of 62. Ryanair continues to enjoy some of the highest dispatch reliability rates in the industry with its fleet of 737s. Its low-cost, high-utilization operating model is tightly linked with the 737's low maintenance requirements and quick turnarounds.
"The 737's reliability is a huge contributor to our ability to get passengers to their destinations on time and at the lowest possible fares," said Michael O'Leary, Ryanair chief executive. "There's not another airplane out there that can match it. We're talking about an airplane that has 189 seats, but requires less maintenance than others in its class and has greater fuel efficiency."