Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int'l) is studying both the Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) A350 and the Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) B787 for use on its proposed transatlantic services. Ryanair's chief marketing officer, Kenny Jacobs, told The Sunday Times that the Irish LCC had now come up with a suitable model for its proposed North American flights but launching had been limited owing to a lack of available, suitable aircraft.

“We’ve got a model that we know can work. We need to get aircraft, so we can talk to Boeing and Airbus, and we can also see if someone has some distressed inventory [we can take sooner] to make our transatlantic plan a reality," Jacobs said.

Among the potential city pairings to be targetted are: Dublin Int'l, London Stansted and Milan with New York Newark, New York JFK and Boston.

Jacobs added that the flights would not feature an all-economy lay-out as per Ryanair's traditional approach, but will instead feature separate “premium” seating.

Concerning Ryanair's ongoing interest in Cyprus Airways (1947) (CY, Larnaca), Jacobs stated the airline had submitted a non-binding offer on Friday as a result of a positive meeting between Ryanair officials and Cypriot bureaucrats last week. In the short-term however, a period of due diligence would be required before a binding offer was possible, he said.