Laudamotion Airbus A320s at Vienna 

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary speaking on Q3 2019 Results – Earnings Conference call said will start to look at replacing Laudamotion growing leased fleet from 2023 when operating leases begin to expire.

Laudamotion plans to operate 19 Airbus A320s in Summer 2019 growing to 30 aircraft in December 2020 to 40 in 2021 to 50 in 2022. The carrier recently signed LOIs for another 11  Airbus A320 aircraft for next year before December ‘20 on five-year leases.

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said “We would like to see new aircraft either from — preferably from Airbus or from Boeing coming through and replacing those operating leases”.  The CEO noted that competitors where deferring Airbus deliveries which could open opportunities.  Germania filed for insolvency at Amtsgericht Berlin-Charlottenburg on Monday 4 February the carrier had an order 25 Airbus A320neo’s for delivery from January 2020.

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