Ryanair to launch transatlantic flights

Budget airline Ryanair plans to launch transatlantic flights within the next four to five years.

Ryanair to launch transatlantic flights
Ryanair to launch transatlantic flights

Ryanair, which launched a business class service last year, would like to operate flights between up to 14 European and US cities.

A Ryanair spokesman said the board had approved business plans for future growth, including transatlantic, and that the company was in talks with manufacturers about long-haul aircraft.

"European consumers want lower cost travel to the USA and the same for Americans coming to Europe," he said. "We see it as a logical development in the European market."

The spokesman added that the business plan was dependent on securing "viable" long-haul aircraft and that the company estimated that to be "four to five years away".

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