Ryanair launching cheap flights to New York - but there's a catch

Will transatlantic fares become even cheaper with the budget airline's new route?

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Tourists will soon be able to fly to New York from London Gatwick with Ryanair - well, sort of.

The low-cost airline is teaming up with Norwegian to offer cheap transatlantic flights from the London airport, Cork or Barcelona.

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While the budget flights are likely to cost under £100, with Norwegian already offering flights from the UK to New York for as low as £69 one-way, travellers flying from Cork will land at Stewart International Airport, located in New York State but 60 miles north of Manhattan, New York City.

Customers will be able to buy their tickets from the Ryanair or Norwegian websites.

According to Metro, it is believed that passengers will either flight direct from London Gatwick or can transfer at Cork or Barcelona.

Travellers who fly from London or Barcelona would arrive at one of the major airports, such as New York's JFK or Boston's Logan.

A Ryanair spokesman told the Daily Mail: "Given we have the largest route network in Europe, it's a logical move and a very attractive proposition for long haul carriers."

Norwegian boss Bjorn Kjos said it was a "natural fit" for the airline, which has around 500 routes in Europe, while Ryanair has a network of over 2,000.

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