Ryanair pulls plug on transatlantic plans

Rumours of a Ryanair play for Europe to US routes have been bubbling for years, and reports early last week suggested it was moving closer to offering a transatlantic service. However, the airline then released a statement saying that its board had “

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Michael O’Leary, Ryanair: U-turn on transatlantic plans

“It is reported that following the board’s clarification, any pursuit of long haul operations by Ryanair would be through a separate company. The establishment of a long haul subsidiary would be reliant upon the sourcing of appropriate long haul aircraft, making any immediate launch unlikely in our view. We view this clarification from Ryanair positively with the carrier’s sights firmly set on the task at hand, namely, the accumulation of intra-European point-to-point market share.”...

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