Cheaper flights to the USA may become a reality sooner than expected, as the Ryanair board has now approved transatlantic flights.
The airline has confirmed that it is in talks with manufacturers about acquiring long-haul aircraft.
These moves are part of a five-year long strategy plan for Ryanair’s growth and development.
It’s been Michael O’Leary’s intention for many years to establish a transatlantic link, and the board’s decision to green light the issue may mean that this may happen within a four to five year timeframe.
It is understood that one-way transatlantic tickets could be priced at a very reasonable £10, with an initial offering to fly to 12-14 US cities.
Chicago, Boston, New York, London, Berlin and Dublin are said to be among the planned destinations, so Christmas shopping trips abroad may soon cease to be a exclusive affair for the rich and famous.