THE largest airline at East Midlands Airport has placed an order worth more than £10 billion for new aircraft.
Budget carrier Ryanair has announced it is to increase its fleet by a third to 400 planes after placing an order for 175 aircraft with Boeing.
Ryanair, which flies 36 routes from East Midlands, currently has 305 planes.
Its latest order, worth £10.3 billion, will allow the airline to retire some of its older aircraft.
Last year, chief executive Michael O’Leary said: “We’re already talking about expanding our schedule but we were rapidly running out of aircraft.”