Thursday 19 October 2017

Ryanair passenger numbers jump by 16pc to 9.5m in May

Michael O'Leary, Ryanair's Chief executive, speaks during a press conference in Bratislava this February. Photo: SAMUEL KUBANI/AFP/Getty Images
Michael O'Leary, Ryanair's Chief executive, speaks during a press conference in Bratislava this February. Photo: SAMUEL KUBANI/AFP/Getty Images
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Ryanair has reported a 16pc hike in passenger numbers to 9.5m for the month of May.

This compared to 8.2m customers carried by the airline in the same period last year, an increase of 1.3m.

The load factor - or how many seats it fills on each flight - also jumped to 92pc from 85pc compared with the same period last year.

So far Ryanair’s rolling annual traffic has increased by 13pc to 93.1m customers.

Ryanair Chief Marketing Officer, Kenny Jacobs put the increase in traffic down to the company’s “stronger forward bookings and the continuing success of our ‘Always Getting Better’ customer experience improvement programme”.

He said: “Ryanair customers can now look forward to further service enhancements, as we roll out Year 2 of our  ‘Always Getting Better’ programme in 2015, which includes a new website, new app, [and] reduced fees”.

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