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Friday 22 September 2017

Ryanair sale alert as the airline celebrates a record month for passenger numbers

Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary Photo: Bloomberg
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary Photo: Bloomberg
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Passenger traffic at low-cost airline Ryanair grew by 11pc in July to 12.6 million customers, a statement from the company said today.

The airline's load factor, that is how many sets it fills on each flight, also increased 1pc to 97pc, while the airline's rolling annual traffic to July grew 13pc to 125.1m customers.

Commenting on the results, Kenny Jacobs of Ryanair said that in July the airline became the first European airline to carry over 12 million customers in a single month.

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In addition the airline celebrated carrying its one billionth customer since its first flight in 1985 as it became the first EU airline to carry over one billion passengers.

To mark the occasion Ryanair is launching a 'Thanks a Billion' seat sale, with fares slashed on over one million seats across our European network for travel in November and December, a statement from the airline said.

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