Ryanair has stated it is unlikely to launch a transatlantic service within the next five years, instead concentrating on further expansion of its low-cost European short-haul network. Ryanair’s chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs stated that a major factor in the timing of a transatlantic service would be the supply of suitably sized aircraft. Jacobs added: “We don’t have to do [a transatlantic service] but we’d like to. We have the demand, we have the airports and we have the business model, but we still need the aircraft.” Ryanair’s management has also stated that they have received a substantial number of

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