URGENT ¥¥¥ Ryanair unveils order for 175 Boeing 737s worth $15.6 bn

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair on Tuesday announced that it has ordered 175 Boeing 737-800 airplanes worth $15.6 billion (12.1 billion euros) at catalogue prices.

"Ryanair ... today signed an agreement with the Boeing Company to purchase 175 new Next Generation 737-800 airplanes," it said in a statement, adding it was the Boeing's largest deal to date in 2013 and would be the largest ever aircraft order from a European airline.