Ryanair reports 14% increase in passenger numbers

Airline carried a total of 9.5m passengers last month, up from 8.3m in June last year

Ryanair has reported a 14 per cent increase in passenger numbers for June. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ryanair has reported a 14 per cent increase in passenger numbers for June. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

 

Ryanair has reported a 14 per cent increase in passenger numbers for June.

The airline said it carried a total of 9.5 million passengers last month, up from 8.3 million in June last year.

Its load factor - how many seats are filled on each flight - also rose to 93 per cent from 88 per cent for the same month last year.

Ryanair’s chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs put the increase passenger numbers down to lower fares, stronger forward bookings and the airline’s new customer experience improvement programme.

Mr Jacobs said the second part of the programme will include new cabin interiors, improved in-flight menus, reduced fees and new digital features such as “hold the fare” and price comparison services.