Saturday 7 December 2019

Ryanair traffic in January soars 25pc

Ryanair chief Michael O'Leary. Photo: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg
Ryanair chief Michael O'Leary. Photo: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Michael Cogley

Ryanair, the airline headed up by Michael O'Leary, has reported a 25pc increase in its January traffic as its customer count hit 7.5 million last month.

The load factor on flights also grew by 5 percentage points, up to 88pc.

The airline's annual traffic grew by 17pc, totalling 102.9 million.

Ryanair's Kenny Jacobs said that the numbers reflected the firm's ambition to improve.

“Ryanair’s January traffic grew by 25pc to 7.5 million customers, while our load factor jumped 5 percentage points to 88pc, thanks to Ryanair offering lower fares as part of our load factor active/yield passive policy.

"These record monthly numbers and load factors are also due to the continuing success of our “Always Getting Better” customer experience programme, which continues to deliver stronger than expected forward bookings, traffic and load factors," Mr Jacobs said.

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