Europe's biggest budget airline Ryanair has held talks with officials from Niagara Falls airport with a view to launching a transatlantic service from Dublin, the Irish Examiner reported on Monday. The report did not cite sources.
"Ryanair meets with lots of airports and at their request we met them," a Ryanair spokeswoman said, without giving further details.
The Irish Examiner quoted Gregory Stamm, chairman of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority as saying after the meeting there was "a market on both ends for these charters".
"It's a matter of how this would fit into Ryanair's expansion plans," Stamm was quoted as saying.
NFTA's web site says the body was aiming to attract low fare airlines to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, which is located close to the Niagara Falls tourist spot and to Canada.
Ryanair has said in the past it was interested in setting up a no-frills transatlantic airline, which would be a stand-alone operation.