RYANAIR will sell €10 flights to the US when it finally manages to get the long-haul aircraft needed, airline chief Michael O’Leary has said.
The airline has a business plan ready for launching transatlantic flights but admits it will be several years before it can get the planes needed.
Mr O’Leary told the Irish Hotels Federation conference in Meath yesterday that Ryanair would offer €10 flights to Boston and New York and US$10 (€7.30) seats back to Europe!!
However, passengers would pay extra for everything from meals to baggage. Which begs the question how much could you potentially spend on a flight. Sure on a budget its amazing! Just jump on with a backpack for 10 Euro and you’re in the states! We can see it being very popular among young people.
The flights would not operate from Dublin but would fly from 12 major European cities to 12 major US destinations and a full service would begin within six months of Ryanair getting the aircraft to do so.
However, it would be four to five years before this happened as the various state-backed Gulf airlines are buying up all available aircraft, without the same need to get a good price as private airlines.
Mr O’Leary praised the Government for scrapping the travel tax to Ireland from April 1 as the single biggest step to boosting tourism to Ireland since it came into power.
Ryanair would be able to carry an extra one million passengers into and out of Ireland as a result of the €3 per passenger tax being axed!