This is pretty exciting news.
Ryanair has announced a new partnership with Spanish airline Air Europa which will allow customers to book flights on 20 long haul routes from Madrid to 16 countries in North, Central and South America, including Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico and the United States.
Irish customers will be able to connect to Air Europa flights through Madrid Airport.
Speaking about the partnership, Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary said:
“We are pleased to announce this exciting partnership with Air Europa, which allows our customers to browse and book flights on 20 long routes from Madrid to exciting cities in Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico and the USA on the Ryanair.com website. Ryanair operates over 50 short haul routes to/from Madrid and now our customers can book flights on Air Europa long haul routes to destinations including Buenos Aires, Havana and New York.
This partnership is the latest AGB enhancement as we continue our journey to becoming the ‘Amazon of travel.’ We continue to speak to a number of other long haul airlines about potential connecting flight partnerships and we look forward to offering our 130m customers an even greater choice and range of long haul services in 2018.”
— Ryanair (@Ryanair) May 23, 2017
Brilliant news if you're planning on heading off on that South America trip you've been planning for ages or you fancy a bit of shopping and sightseeing in New York.
The full list of 20 routes to and from Madrid is as follows: