Ryanair has received 10 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft this year so far, as EI-IGH was delivered over the weekend.
MAX #10 For The Irish Carrier…
EI-IGH departed Boeing Field on March 10 at 2155 local time and landed at the Ryanair hub of Dublin at 1448 local time on March 11.
This is the 94th Boeing 737 MAX that is now in the Ryanair Holdings Group fleet.
Ryanair’s MAX Deliveries for 2023…
As per data from Planespotters.net, the Ryanair Holdings Group has received the following Boeing 737 MAX aircraft this year:
- 9H-VVH – Malta Air
- 9H-VVG – Malta Air
- EI-IFX – Ryanair
- EI-IFW – Ryanair
- EI-IFY – Ryanair
- EI-IGF – Ryanair
- EI-IFZ – Ryanair
- EI-IGE – Ryanair
- EI-IGG – Ryanair
- EI-IGH – Ryanair
2022 saw Ryanair receive around 40-45 737 MAX aircraft, with it expected that the same delivery rates will occur over the course of 2023.
Passenger Numbers on the Rise…
Ryanair has handled over 167 million passengers in the last 12 months as well as offering a consistent load factor of 93%.
This was revealed in the carrier’s February 2023 passenger numbers, where the airline handled 10.6 million passengers in a single month.
For Ryanair, the last 12 months saw the carrier increase passenger numbers by 93% compared to the same period last year at 167.2 million.
Despite strong numbers, Ryanair’s movement numbers have dropped 10% this week but are still exceeding pre-pandemic levels, which solidifies the carrier’s strong position currently.
For February 26-March 5, the Irish low-cost carrier operated 1,940 flights based on a seven-day rolling average provided by RadarBox.com.
This represents a decrease of 10.06% compared to the same period last year but is still 95 movements ahead of pre-pandemic levels (2019).
Below is the last four weeks’ worth of data provided by Ryanair’s operations:
|Date||2019 Numbers||2022 Numbers||2023 Numbers||Percentage Difference (2023 vs. 2022)|
|January 29-February 5||1829 movements||1889 movements||2133 movements||+12.92%|
|February 5-12||1811 movements||2005 movements||2138 movements||+6.63%|
|February 12-19||1844 movements||2013 movements||2144 movements||+6.51%|
|February 19-26||1849 movements||1978 movements||2149 movements||+8.65%|
What we can see from the data is that the carrier is outperforming 2019 levels and looks set to continue this momentum into the Summer 2023 season.
With the Irish low-cost carrier growing its group to 534 aircraft currently at the time of writing, it remains clear that the airline is wanting to continue on its successes from 2022.
Looking ahead, it is going to be interesting to see whether the carrier will receive more aircraft in 2023 compared to 2022. This we will not know until the end of the year.
The more aircraft the group receives, the more routes that can be opened up across its subsidiaries for even more of a detailed spread across Europe.
On top of this, it is also useful renewal for older-generation 737-800 aircraft that the airline will be retiring slowly as well.
But for now, all eyes are on the airline to see where else it will take its route network.