Ryanair urges Boeing to cut 737 MAX prices

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The biggest European budget carrier Ryanair urged plane maker Boeing to reduce the prices of its 737 MAX model. The low cost airline confirmed it was ready to wait for years for the prices to become matching its budget frame, Reuters reported. The Irish company, one of Boeing's biggest customers, said it had ended talks over a purchase of 737 MAX 10 jets worth tens of billions of dollars due to differences over prices.

Chief Executive Michael O'Leary confirmed Ryanair would not spend time on discussions with Boeing on the MAX 10 "for 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 years - until we get to the next crisis."

He also warned that British airports will struggle to cope with Christmas traffic due to the impact of Covid-19 and Brexit border controls. "Certainly for Europe's airports Christmas volumes will be no difficulty. The one exception to that will be the UK airports where you have places like Heathrow and Gatwick struggling with ... Brexit border controls and Covid," he said. "The UK airports, I think will struggle," O'Leary added.

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