Ryanair promise €10 New York flights

Bitterwallet - Ryanair Ryanair's CEO - the notorious Michael O'Leary - has announced plans to offer $10 flights from New York to Europe, just as soon "as he could get enough planes".

The airline are also planning to offer €10 flights to Boston and New York and $10 return seats as Ryanair "would fly from 12-14 major European cities to 12-14 major US destinations and a full service would begin within six months of Ryanair getting the aircraft to do so."

However, this won't be happening for another "four to five years", but O'Leary assured that the company had a business plan in place for these scandalously cheap transatlantic flights. They say that the only thing holding the flights up is that the Arab states are buying up the supply of aircraft needed.

O'Leary says: "We can make money on 99 cent fares in Europe – not every seat will be €10 of course, there will also need to be a very high number of business or premium seats."

Of course, there's a lot of things to be sceptical about, but if they pull this off and you don't mind the inevitable faff that comes with travelling with Ryanair, this could be a seriously wonderful thing if you've never been able to afford to visit The States before.


  • Bill
    Same as when he promised them at a press conference in June 2008, then.
  • OlPeculier
    Well, it would beat flying with Delta or United, but only just.
  • blagga
    would that be New York "Toronto" Airport?
  • Jeff N.
    New York City or State?
  • Alexis V.
    Sounds like he's goading another airline to take the plunge so they can take the risk first.
  • Ian
    It will never happen. When will the press in this country realise that all the crap that comes out of his mouth is for one purpose - free publicity. £10 flights to New York will never happen. As was the case with paying to go to the toilet and 'standing seats'. Stop giving this idiot free advertising.
  • andy y.
    He's no idiot.

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