Ryanair could begin transatlantic flights to as many as 14 US cities in the next five years, under a business plan approved by the board of the airline today.
The airline has begun talks with aircraft manufacturers about long haul aircraft, a spokesman said.
In a statement Ryanair said it would like to offer flights between 12 to 14 European cities and 12 to 14 US destinations.
The plan to operate across the Atlantic was approved by the company’s board as part of a wider business plan for future growth.
Ryanair said transatlantic flights are a “logical development in the European market.”
The plan depends on access to viable long haul aircraft, and is estimated by Ryanair to be four to five years away.
Source: Irish Independent