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It's official - Low-cost airline Ryanair are going to be flying to the United States

NewsBy Shuki Byrne
Growth: Ryanair board have approved plans for the airline to fly to the United States
Growth: Ryanair board have approved plans for the airline to fly to the United States

The board at low fares airline Ryanair have approved landmark plans to fly to the United States.

The Dublin-based airline has approved proposals for one-way transatlantic flights for as little as €14 - although many of the seats will be much more expensive. 

As part of an ambitious growth strategy, the low-cost airline to fly between about a dozen European and US cities. 

However, we may have to wait up to four or five years before we here in Europe will be able to avail of the service.

Speaking to the Financial Times, Ryanair said: “The board of Ryanair, like any plc, has approved the business plans for future growth, including transatlantic.

“We are talking to manufacturers about long-haul aircraft but cannot comment further on this. European consumers want lower cost travel to the USA and the same for Americans coming to Europe. We see it as a logical development in the European market.”

Ryanair will now seek transatlantic aircraft from either Airbus or Boeing before they can move forward with the proposed routes. 

Transatlantic flights are some of the most profitable routes that airlines can invest in, and Ryanair are well-placed to take advantage of the market due to their high profits in recent years. 

Ryanair have yet to comment on how many jobs may be created from the proposed move.