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Ryanair says it is not looking to order more MAX jets at the moment

FILE PHOTO: Ryanair sign is seen at the check-in area at Gatwick Airport, as travel restrictions are eased following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Gatwick, Britain July 10, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ryanair RYA.I is not looking to order additional 737 MAX jets from Boeing BA.N at the moment but does expect opportunities to acquire cheap aircraft to appear at some stage, a senior executive said on Thursday.

“Over time one can see that there will be a way that aircraft are going to be cheaper ... and we will capitalise on that at some stage,” Eddie Wilson, chief executive of Ryanair DAC, the largest of the Ryanair Group’s four airlines, told the Skift Aviation Forum when asked about possible additional MAX orders.

“But at the moment it’s just the ... existing order that we have,” said Wilson, referring to 135 firm orders and 75 options for Boeing’s 737 MAX.

Reporting by Conor Humphries; Editing by Edmund Blair