Ryanair Celebrates 300M UK Passengers
Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC), today (27 June) celebrated carrying its 300mth UK passenger with a ceremony at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, where Ryanair’s deputy chief executive and chief operating officer, Michael Cawley, joined airport staff to mark the milestone.
In just 29 years, Ryanair has grown from a one-route operation to become Europe’s largest airline, and the world’s favourite (as confirmed by IATA) carrying 81.5m passengers this year. Ryanair will carry 27.5m UK passengers this year, connecting to over 100 destinations across Europe, via its 15 UK airports, 11 of which are bases.
To celebrate carrying 300m UK passengers, Ryanair is launching a 100,000 seat sale across its entire European network with fares starting from as little as £22.99 for travel in July and August. These seats must be booked on www.ryanair.com before midnight (24:00hrs) Monday (1 July).
In Liverpool, Ryanair’s Michael Cawley said:
“In 29 years, Ryanair has grown to carry 300m passengers to and from the UK on our lowest fares, with no fuel surcharges guaranteed, saving UK consumers and visitors billions of pounds. Ryanair is continuing to grow and we will carry 27.5m UK passengers this year, sustaining over 27,500* local jobs.
To celebrate our 300m passenger milestone, Ryanair is releasing 100,000 seats across our entire European network at fares starting from just £22.99 for travel in July and August. Since seats at these crazy low prices will be snapped up quickly, we urge passengers to book them immediately by logging on to Europe’s largest travel website – and the UK’s number one airline website – www.ryanair.com.”
* ACI research confirms up to 1,000 ‘on-site’ jobs are sustained at international airports for every 1m pax.