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Monday 29 May 2017

Ryanair beats Spanish rivals with 21pc passenger surge

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Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has predicted that the airline will continue to seize business from rivals in Spain as the Irish low-cost carrier became the biggest passenger carrier in the country last year, writes John Mulligan.

Figures from Spanish government-owned airport operator AENA show Ryanair shifted 32.2 million passengers through the country's airports last year -- 21.1pc more than in 2010.

Mr O'Leary said Spain accounted for about 20pc of Ryanair's total passenger traffic, with Italy and the UK the next most important markets.

Irish Independent

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