Ryanair board gives green light for transatlantic flights

Low-cost airline, Ryanair, has taken the first steps towards initiating transatlantic flights as it rolls out a new five-year strategy for the company.

Ryanair US ad campaign. Image by Ryanair

Ryanair US ad campaign. Image by Ryanair

The airline's board has now given the green light to the new approach and The Irish Times reported that the Ryanair is considering flying between half a dozen cities in Europe and the US. This will take four to five years and will depend on Ryanair successfully buying long-haul aircraft.

Ryanair said that it was clear that European consumers demanded lower cost travel to the USA and conversely there would be a similar requirement from Americans going the other way.

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