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Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary.
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary.
(BEBETO MATTHEWS/AP)

Financial Times

Boeing order gives Ryanair a little lift

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Has life just got a whole lot tougher for airlines operating in Europe? It is certainly arguable that Ryanair’s purchase of 175 new 737 Boeing aircraft, to be delivered between 2014 and 2018, paves the way for a more disruptive market in the coming years.