Not sure if it was just a joke, but a few days after European budget airline Ryanair announced its plans to launch transatlantic flights, the company is now saying it has no such plans and they have never been in the works. They released the following short statement yesterday.
In the light of recent press coverage, the Board of Ryanair Holdings Plc wishes to clarify that it has not considered or approved any transatlantic project and does not intend to do so.
The statement comes after it was widely publicized that within the next five years the company would begin offering amazingly cheap flights to New York, Boston, Chicago, Miami from London, Dublin and Berlin. One-way tickets that could start as low as $20.
It seemed too good to be true, and it was.