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Published on Friday, March 20, 2015

Ryanair quashes talk of transatlantic flights




The long-running confusion over whether Ryanair will or won't launch transatlantic flights was finally quashed by the airline's Board yesterday.

Despite a spokesman saying earlier this week that it's Board had approved plans for a transatlantic operation in around four or five years, Ryanair issued a brief statement to the stock exchange yesterday saying it has no intentions to launch a transatlantic operation.

"In the light of recent press coverage, the Board of Ryanair Holdings Plc wishes to clarify that it has not considered or approved any transatlantic project and does not intend to do so," it said.

The airline first announced its plans in 2007, saying it would be launched within four years, but since then it has continually delayed plans and has frequently changed its mind about how to go about it.

Earlier this year, Ryanair said it was in talks with London Stansted Airport about how to work with long-haul airlines to provide European connections for international flights.

It said it believed that in five to 10 years time major airlines like British Airways and Air France will call on low-cost airlines, like itself and easyJet, to do their short-haul feeds.

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