Interestly last night’s London Evening Standard reported that O’Leary is again flying the kite of starting a Ryanair transatlantic service albeit it would need to be economically independent from the existing business… no doubt for fear that its potential failure could damage/destroy his existing very successful business model:-
>”O’Leary again raised the prospect of Ryanair launching transatlantic routes, which he claimed could see fares starting from €10.
“There is an opportunity with the EU-US open skies to, on a fairly big scale, connect 15-20 European cities with 15 of the big US cities almost from day one,” he said. “But you need a fleet of 30, 40, 50 aircraft and not two, four or six.””
The article on the web (above) is a slightly abbreviated version of the print edition and fails to mention that any potential start-up would be through a separate business.