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O’Leary now has eyes on Niagara

February 17, 2011

By Staff Reporter

The latest U.S. destination that has seemingly attracted his eye is Niagara Falls International Airport, located North of Buffalo.
The airport is distinct from Buffalo Niagara International Airport, the upstate New York city’s main air hub.
The Irish Examiner reported that Ryanair has held talks with representatives from Niagara Falls Airport with a view to launching a direct transatlantic charter service from Dublin.
The talks with the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) took place at Dublin Airport last Friday, according to the report, reportedly at the behest of the NFTA.
“We’ve got our fingers crossed because they are a big player over there and landing them would open a lot of doors for us,” NFTA chairman Gregory Stamm said.
“There’s no question there’s a market on both ends for these charters. It’s more a matter of how this would fit into Ryanair’s expansion plans,” he said.
The latest twist in Ryanair’s as yet unrealized transatlantic ambitions follows an idea floated a few weeks by O’Leary to offer seats across the Atlantic for just

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