Ryanair plans to acquire three Boeing 747 aircraft from Qantas Airways, sources confirmed today to the Blue Swan Daily. Ryanair has already repainted the livery of the first aircraft (VH-OMG; serial number 23455), a 747-400 retired in mid-2017, with an exclusive image pictured below:
Ryanair head of long haul operations Dr Feik Niuews confirmed: “With the 747, we can operate low cost long haul without the need for a partner, and don’t have to bother with pesky feeder services.
We’ll reconfigure the lower deck to operate in Ryanair business class, in a 4-5-4 layout, while the upper deck will become Ryanair’s all new ‘Stand up or pay up’ area.
We’re still working with EASA and the FAA on the regulatory side, but we expect the new aircraft to be commissioned, with the new class, in 1H2018”.
A Qantas spokesperson when asked for comment was speechless.
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