Ryanair puts transatlantic plans on hold for five years

Ryanair puts transatlantic plans on hold for five years

Ryanair has put its plans for transatlantic flights on hold again.

CEO Michael O'Leary has said his company won't begin flying to states until at least 2020.

Mr O'Leary has said its because they cannot get the required aircraft: “We can’t get long haul aircrafts, I mean the gulf carriers have ordered most of the long haul aircrafts deliveries for about the next five years, out to 2020.

“So there is no availability of aircraft and prices are high.

“So we have effectively postponed any transatlantic plans I think effectively for at least five years.”

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