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BRIEF-Ryanair CFO says making progress with Boeing on compensation

Nov 2 (Reuters) - Ryanair Chief Financial Officer Neil Sorahan, speaking to Reuters following the release of H1 results:

* SAYS HOPES BOEING MAX WILL BE FLYING BY LATE NOVEMBER, EARLY DECEMBER

* SAYS MAKING PROGRESS WITH BOEING, RECEIVED 250 MILLION REIMBURSEMENT IN Q2

* SAYS HOPES TO REACH AGREEMENT WITH BOEING THIS SIDE OF CHRISTMAS OR EARLY IN NEW YEAR ON COMPENSATION, POSSIBLE NEW ORDER

* RYANAIR CFO, ASKED IF ALSO TALKING TO AIRBUS, SAID ANYONE OFFERING THE RIGHT PRICE IS ALWAYS IN THE PICTURE; TALKS MORE ADVANCED WITH BOEING

* SAYS HOPES TO HAVE 30 MAX AIRCRAFT FLYING NEXT SUMMER ‘IF NOT MORE’

* SAYS VERY HAPPY TO LOOK AT MAX 10 IF IT IS PRICED APPROPRIATELY

* SAYS SEES HUGE PENT-UP DEMAND AS SOON AS TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS EASED BY COUNTRIES (Reporting By Conor Humphries)

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