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A million miles from budget travel, low-cost airline Ryanair launches luxury private jet for hire

From budget travel to luxury jets, Ryanair launches its new charter service.

Ryanair launches new private jet for charter
Ryanair launches new private jet for charter Image by Ryanair/Twitter

Ryanair, the low-cost airline giant, is taking a detour from its normal business and launching its own private charter jet! The company has announced that a customised Boeing 737-700 will be available for hire for group and corporate events.

And unlike its usual planes known for their restrictions when it comes to space and comfort, Ryanair is sparing no expense to make the service luxurious. The plane will contain 60 business class reclining leather seats as well as fine dining facilities – a step above the usual Ryanair hot ciabatta.

Woman worked incessantly for 40 minutes trying to save a fellow passenger who became ill on a Ryanair flight from the Canary Islands
Ryanair Image by Andrew Thomas / CC BY-SA 2.0

The plane features two by two seating to provide more space, and is available for journeys of up to six hours.

The private jet for hire has been available for a day now. Ryanair tweeted a photo of the new private jet with the caption “Customised Ryanair Boeing 737-700 jet now available for private charter!”