Ryanair CEO Sets High Goals, Low Fares

Could the U.S. in four years see $12 flights to London? The CEO of Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair told Flight International the airline has plans to start flying between Europe and the United States within four years, with tickets priced from about $12. Michael O'Leary said Ryanair would fly the long haul, no frills carrier independent of Ryanair to smaller airports like Macarthur on Long Island, New York. Should O'Leary's plan come to fruition--it's dependent upon an open skies agreement between the U.S. and the European Union--the International Air Transport Association said it could dramatically lower fares on all flights crossing the Atlantic.

FREE Virtual Event

Pivoting Back to Travel: Phase 4

Are you prepared to guide your clients through the “new normal” of travel? Join us December 15, 2020 from 1pm-2:20pm EST for Pivoting Back to Travel: Phase 4. The upcoming installment of our FREE virtual series will feature presentations from the Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, and Seabourn on their most up-to-date travel procedures, health & safety protocols they’ve implemented to keep guests safe, activities that are open to visitors, what your clients need to know while on their trip and more! Visit www.pivotingbacktotravel to view the full agenda and register for your FREE pass.

Suggested Articles:

Thailand announced a new tourist visa for U.S. travelers to apply in advance to visit safely for up to 60 days. Here's what you need to know.

Sea Cloud Cruises plans to restart cruises in March with Sea Cloud II in the Canary Islands, and shortly thereafter with Sea Cloud in the Greek Isles.

Insight Vacations has launched its new 2021-22 Americas collection, including Latin America for the first time. Learn more here.