Orders pile up in Paris as Air France and Ryanair seal deals

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PLANE orders at the Paris Air Show topped $100bn (£64.6bn) at list prices yesterday as Ryanair and Air France-KLM both confirmed multi-billion pound deals.

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary said he is weighing up another big purchase with Boeing yesterday, as the ink dried on his order for 175 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, worth $15.6bn at list prices.

Airlines typically get substantial discounts for large plane deals.

Air France KLM also revealed its order for 25 Airbus A350 aircraft, worth $7.2bn at list, while signing a preliminary deal with Rolls Royce for 50 engines for the planes.