“European consumers want lower-cost travel to the USA and the same for Americans coming to Europe,” Ryanair said in a statement. “We see it as a logical development in the European market.”
It’ll be a while before transatlantic service rolls out, though, so don't start Googling pubs in Dublin just yet. The new service is expected to take off in four or five years, once Ryanair has reached a deal with long-haul aircraft manufacturers. So yeah, save your money for cheap transatlantic flights in 2020.
Or then again, don't. You'll probably have $15 to spare in 2020.
Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. Yes, that's a British accent. No, she doesn't watch Doctor Who. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.