Budget airline rivals Ryanair and easyJet both reported increased passenger carryings for January.
The Irish carrier saw numbers rise by 25% to almost 7.5 million over the same month last year as it cut fares.
Ryanair’s load factor rose by five percentage points to 88% in the month and the rolling annual total of passengers carried was up by 17% to 102.9 million.
EasyJet recorded a 6.3% increase to 4.2 million passengers although its load factor slipped from 85.1% in January last year to 85%.
The airline’s running annual total of passengers was up by 7.2% to more than 70 million.
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