Ryanair's Traffic Grows 19% in July
Ryanair, the world’s favourite airline, today (5 Aug) announced that its passenger traffic grew by 19% in July 2009 to 6.7m passengers which is a new monthly traffic record for Europe’s largest low fares airline.
Ryanair’s continued growth underlines that passengers during this recession are increasingly switching from high fare, fuel surcharging flag carriers, such as Air France, BA, Lufthansa and Aer Lingus who are losing passengers to Ryanair’s lowest fares and no fuel surcharge guarantee.
The following are Ryanair’s traffic and load factor stats for July 2009.
1. Represents the number of booked seats flown by Ryanair.
2. Represents the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of seats available for passengers.
Ryanair’s Daniel de Carvalho said:
“Ryanair continues to grow traffic strongly each month as passengers switch to Ryanair’s lowest fares and no fuel surcharge guarantee over the high fares and unfair fuel surcharges being levied by many of our competitors.
“Ryanair carried 19% more passengers this July than last year and Ryanair now carries almost three times BA’s worldwide recent traffic which clearly makes Ryanair “the world’s favourite airline”.