Thursday, 13 November 2008

Ryanair To Go Trans Atlantic

This week the budget airline Ryanair, typically known for its incredibly low air fares to Europe, announced plans to offer flights to the USA for as little as $12. They have secured landing space in New York, Rhode Island and Baltimore with new locations to be considered. To compensate for the low prices, Ryanair hopes to recoup its money through foods sales, duty free, and in flight entertainment.

Ryanair will have to splash out for a new fleet of aircraft for the long haul flights which will be difficult to budget for in the current recession. We will have to see how this story unfolds to see if Ryanair can deliver this feat. I cannot imagine a trans Atlantic flight being particularly comfortable on a budget airline but it still may be a popular option for those trying to save a few pennies.

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At 21 November 2008 at 10:41 , Blogger John Williams said...

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At 21 November 2008 at 10:52 , Blogger John Williams said...

I think Ryanair are waiting for the recession to bite. A number of Transatlantic operators have already folded and of course their aircraft will be available at knock down prices. Then factor in the fact that Business Travel is feeling the squeeze and some of the existing carriers may fail, leading to more aircraft and routes becoming available.

 

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