Ryanair breaks another monthly traffic record in October

Ryanair flew 15.7 million passengers in October, a record high for the month and up 14% on pre-COVID levels, Europe’s largest airline by passenger numbers said on Wednesday.

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Similar to September, the jump in traffic meant Ryanair flew more passengers last month than in any of its busiest summer months before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. It flew a record 16.9 million passengers in August.

CEO Michael O’Leary told Reuters last month that bookings for the autumn mid-term and Christmas holidays were ahead of pre-COVID levels.

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The average proportion of empty seats per flight in October remained steady month-on-month at 6% compared to 4% in October 2019.

Ryanair expects to fly 166.5 million passengers in the year to the end of March, significantly ahead of its previous record of 149 million.

Source: Reuters

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