Ryanair's passenger figures hit 9.68 million
Ryanair carried 9.68 million passengers in October, 15pc more than it did in October last year, with its load factor rising five percentage points to 94pc.
Releasing figures for October yesterday, the airline said that its rolling annual traffic to the end of October rose 17pc to 98.6 million passengers.
Earlier this week, the airline predicted that it will carry 105m passengers in its current financial year, which ends next March.
It carried 58 million in the first half of the financial year. That was 13pc more than it did in the first half of the previous financial year. Ryanair also expects its third-quarter passenger traffic to rise 17pc, and its fourth quarter traffic to increase by 22pc.
The airline will take delivery of 28 new Boeing 737 aircraft this winter, which will boost its fleet to 340 jets by the end of the financial year. It has another 330 aircraft on order from Boeing.
The carrier has forecast that following its strong summer performance, its full-year profits will be at the upper end of a previously guided range of between €1.17bn and €1.22bn.
It made a €1.08bn profit during the first half of its financial year.