DUBLIN, IRELANDIrish budget flight specialist Ryanair announced that its negotiations with Boeing for the order of 737 MAX10s, the largest member of the MAX family, have ended without any agreement on pricing.

The airline will take delivery of over 200 Boeing 737 “Gamechanger” aircraft over the next 5 years from 2021 to 2025 as previously planned. With those deliveries, Ryanair’s fleet will grow to over 600 aircraft.

Ryanair and Boeing have been in discussions about a large follow on order for Boeing MAX10 aircraft over the past 10 months. However, last week it became clear that the pricing gap between the partners could not be closed and accordingly, both sides have agreed to waste no more time on these negotiations.

“We are disappointed we couldn’t reach an agreement with Boeing on a MAX10 order. However, Boeing has a more optimistic outlook on aircraft pricing than we do, and we have a disciplined track record of not paying high prices for aircraft," Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said.

“We do not share Boeing’s optimistic pricing outlook, although this may explain why in recent weeks other large Boeing customers such as Delta and Jet2, have been placing new orders with Airbus, rather than Boeing,” O'Leary added.