Ryanair dismisses transatlantic talk

20 Mar 2015 by GrahamSmith

Ryanair has denied reports it is planning to operate transatlantic flights.

Earlier this week, it was claimed the Irish carrier will offer services to the US for as little as €10 in the next four to five years.

But the airline said in a statement: "In the light of recent press coverage, the board of Ryanair Holdings wishes to clarify that it has not considered or approved any transatlantic project and does not intend to do so."

Last year, CEO Michael O'Leary said Ryanair had a business plan "ready to roll" for transatlantic services in the next five to ten years but the lack of availability for long-haul aircraft would make it difficult (see news, September 2014).

This month, the carrier announced it will launch two new routes and increase frequency on 23 others from London Stansted this winter (see news, March 12).

Graham Smith

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