Ryanair has once again suggested it is prepared to establish a low-cost, long-haul route system in the next few years. However, to the surprise of many industry watchers, the carrier retracted the idea three days later with little explanation. Perhaps an in-house dispute or last-minute disagreement triggered the sudden about-face. What the scenario does confirm is that, one way or another, the Irish low-cost carrier’s top management is still toying with the idea, even though no viable ...


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