RYANAIR’S TRAFFIC GROWS 13% IN JULY TO A RECORD 7.6M
Ryanair, the world’s favourite international airline, today (4th Aug) confirmed that its traffic grew by 13% in July 2010 to 7.61m passengers, a new monthly record - smashing the previous record of 6.8m passengers set in August 2009. Ryanair carried over 70m passengers in the 12 months ending July 2010, a new 12 month record.
Ryanair’s growth confirms that passengers continue to switch from high fare, fuel surcharging flag carriers, such as Air France, BA and Lufthansa who continue to lose passengers to Ryanair’s lowest fares and industry leading customer service (including No. 1 punctuality, baggage delivery and flight completion rate).
Ryanair’s booked passenger and load factor statistics for July 2010 are as follows:
1. Represents the number of booked seats sold by Ryanair.
2. Represents the number of passengers as a percentage of total seats available.
*Year to date booked passenger and load factor figures include up to 1.45M passengers who were booked to fly on flights which were cancelled due to the unnecessary closures of parts of EU airspace following the volcanic eruptions in Iceland.
Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said:
“Ryanair’s unbeatable formula of the lowest fares, no fuel surcharges and industry leading customer service continues to encourage passengers to switch from high fares, fuel surcharging, strike-ridden flag carriers who offer few frills to passengers other than delays, lost baggage, cancelations and strikes.
Ryanair’s July traffic increased by 13% to 7.61m passengers and with over 70million passengers in the 12 months ending July 2010 Ryanair remains ‘the world’s favouriteinternational airline’.”