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I have heard from a reliable source within Ryanair (and read on internet forums) that Ryanatlantic are in the advanced stages of negotiating a lease of 5 777's from an unknown source and intend on commencing services before December 2008. Does anyone have any more information on this? Is it worth including this information in the body of the main text? It is speculative, but then so is a lot of information about Ryanatlantic is at the moment.Anansis (talk) 15:11, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

New company[edit]

This airline, whatever it winds up being called if it even gets off the ground, will be a separate company. It will not be part of Ryanair.

All indications so far are that the name will be RyanAtlantic, from Ryanair itself confirming this, along with O’leary, employees of Ryanair and the Media, both in Ireland, UK and the US.

Regardless the Airline has been confirmed to be going ahead, weather they keep it as RyanAtlantic or change the name to something different. Looking at Ryanair’s success already and the confirmation of the long haul airline, it will definitely be getting off the ground, without a doubt.

It will be a separate Airline, but part of the whole “Ryanair” family. Similar to that of Virgin Atlantic & Virgin Blue, Qantas & Jetstar and United & Ted. So a new separate Airline but part of the same Family.

Flights to "smaller airports located outside major cities"[edit]

Unlike European airports, most small regional airports in the US cannot receive international passengers. The only exception to this rule occurs when passengers are admitted to the US at a preclearance facility, though Ireland is currently the only European country to have such facilities. Also, customs regulations still require that precleared passengers arriving from Ireland (unlike those from Canada and the Caribbean) should land at an international airport with operating customs facilities. Furthermore, many of the so-called "international airports" in the US do not have full-time immigration staff, and are available only to private/charter flights on payment of a substantial fee; I don't think there are any truly "small" airports serving scheduled international flights into the US. It therefore seems implausible that RyanAtlantic will use bases as small and remote as they do in Europe. For New York City they could use Newark International (New Jersey) instead of JFK, but this is still a major airport only 16 miles (25 km) from Manhattan. Mtford 00:51, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

Albany International Airport has a customs facility with fulltime staff, and I'm sure that they would upgrade the facilities if not even build facilities in the new concourse D. This would definately make sense seeing that they are not only 2.5-3 hours from New York, but also the same distance from Boston and Montreal.-- (talk) 19:29, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

General Mitchell International Airport[edit]

It is said in the Wikipedia Article that General Mitchell International Airport will be Marketed as "Chicago". I Highly doubt RyanAtlantic would market Milwaukee as Chicago; Skybus didnt even Market Milwaukee as Chicago. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:49, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

RyanAtlantic not taking off??[edit]

In the Sunday Edition of FAZ in Germany, O'Leary claims that there were plans for intercontinental services of RyanAir, but these have been buried. For anybody that understands German: --Othersdivein (talk) 06:43, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

If you run that through, I think the part of the article you're referring to is this: "When there are trans-Atlantic flights with Ryanair, such as America? Never. We have a supplier of cheap transatlantic flights considered, but not with Ryanair. Ryanair remains for a short, cheap flights." That sounds consistent with the launch of a separate company (e.g. RyanAtlantic) for transatlantic flights. --AdamRoach (talk) —Preceding comment was added at 04:46, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Ryanair's US ambitions[edit]

Ryanair will only operate flights to the US if and when they take over Aer Lingus. They will then control the valuable landing slots which they will inherit along with Aer Lingus. --Cyber Fox (talk) 00:34, 14 August 2009 (UTC)


As there was as much or more about this propoal in Ryanair there seemed no justification for this article, particularly due to the lack of information, so I've turned it into a redirect. Dougweller (talk) 09:59, 30 August 2009 (UTC)