Brussels — Ryanair is in early discussions with Airbus about a future order for some 100 A321 aircraft for its recently acquired subsidiary Laudamotion, CEO Michael O’Leary said on Wednesday. The Irish budget carrier is also interested in the latest Boeing narrow-body model — the 737 MAX 10 — for its all-Boeing main fleet “at the right price”, O’Leary told Reuters. Any future order of Airbus A321s for Austrian unit Laudamotion will most likely not include less than 100 aircraft, O’Leary said on the sidelines of an Airlines 4 Europe (A4E) airlines conference in Brussels. “With Airbus we are talking about the possibility of A321s for Laudamotion, but that is at the very initial stages,” he said. Asked how many aircraft might be involved, he said, “I would not see any point in having an order if it is less than 100 aircraft — 50 firm and 50 options.” Such an order would be worth at least $6.5bn at current list prices. Ryanair — which has stuck to Boeing for its main fleet to become one...

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