Just one day after a spokesperson for the ultra low-cost Irish carrier announced plans to start a new transatlantic airline, the flights have already been cancelled.

There's one glaring problem. The airline doesn't have the right equipment for international flights and the Board of Ryanair Holdings Plc made it pretty clear in a statement that they don't intend to buy new planes anytime soon. Ryanair currently operates only Boeing 737-800s, which have a shorter range compared to aircraft often used to fly transatlantic routes, like the 767.

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.

So it seems, for now, if you're looking to pay $15 to submit yourself to open-water inflight misery, you'll be waiting a little bit longer.

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