Ryanair is at it again, this time turning heads with a plan to source aircraft with extra-wide doors, reports The Guardian.
The wider door would allow Ryanair to get passengers on and off the plane more quickly, allowing the airline to reduce its turnaround times. Talks are underway with state-owned Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac.)
"The Chinese are willing to listen to what we want," Ryanair’s Chief Financial Officer, Howard Millar, told The Telegraph. “A plane manufactured by Boeing or Airbus is a one-size-fits-all. We want two people to walk through the door.”
Ryanair is interested in Comac's planned C919, which, as opposed to the 189-seat Boeing 737, holds 200 passengers.
This move is just the latest scheme in a long list of money-making ideas from Ryanair. First, it considered removing toilets to make way for more seats. Then, there was the plan to charge passengers extra to sit in an exit row, which led to an investigation by aviation authorities. Most recently, Ryanair announced it would print its in-flight magazine on thinner paper, cut the amount of ice brought on board, and reduce the weight of seats and carts.
Last year, Ryanair proposed porn as the new in-flight entertainment. But, it also gave us the sexy flight crew calendar, which you can check out below.
2013 Calendar back cover
October - Lynn Jimenez
August - Amy Evans
Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary with the flight attendants
With CEO Michael O'Leary
Stills from the 2008 calendar. (AFP/Getty Images)
Ryanair chief executive launches Cabin Crew Charity Calendar 2011
Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary launches Cabin Crew Charity Calendar 2011
Making of the Ryanair Cabin Crew Charity Calendar 2009
Cabin crew girls in bikinis, planes, music, fun and frolics, Spain 2008. Check out more behind the scenes footage at www.ryanairmag.com
Ryanair Cabin Crew Charity Calendar 2010
The making of the Ryanair Cabin Crew Charity Calendar 2010 on location in Alicante
Ryanair Cabin Crew Charity Calendar 2011