Ryanair is set for expansion

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RYANAIR’S investors almost unanimously approved a deal to buy 175 Boeing planes for delivery between 2014 and 2018 yesterday, allowing the budget carrier to further expand its network.

The vote came as Ryanair retained its self-declared title as the world’s favourite airline, after an industry body said it booked more passengers than any other carrier last year.

Ryanair, with 79.6m passengers, beat Lufthansa, which was in second place with 50.9m, and EasyJet, which came third with 44.6m, statistics compiled by the International Air Transport Association showed.