Ryanair, the airline known for its cheap flights throughout Europe, is expanding with long-haul flights. On Tuesday, the company announced that it would begin offering flights to and from the U.S. through a partnership with Air Europa, a Spain-based carrier.
Its 130 million customers can book Air Europa long-haul flights on the Ryanair.com website. There are 20 available routes between Madrid and countries including Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, and the United States.
“Air Europa offers an extensive long-haul network from Madrid, while Ryanair has over 50 short-haul routes to and from Madrid,” said Cillian O’Brien, communications manager for Ryanair
It will make getting to and from Europe easier for American travelers because customers will be able to connect from Air Europa long-haul flights through Madrid to Ryanair flights.
Ryanair’s site allows Americans to book direct flights to Madrid from Miami, New York, and Boston (for flights beginning June 14)
The current price of a flight from Boston to Madrid one way in August is €308.87 EUR approx $345 USD. This is cheap but only includes 1 checked bag and 1 cabin bag, ie no food and no luxury. But then what do you expect? This is Ryanair after all!
Ryanair is continuing its discussions with a number of other long-haul airlines on potential feed and connecting flight partnerships. With this agreement, Air Europa doubles its connectivity with the European continent adding 53 European cities.
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