Ryanair carrys record passenger numbers despite strikes

Ryanair carrys record passenger numbers despite strikes

Ryanair overcame ongoing French air traffic control strikes to achieve record carryings in June.

Europe’s largest budget carrier saw passenger numbers rise by 11% year-on-year to 10.6 million.

This gave the airline a rolling annual total up by 16% to 109.6 million passengers.

The June load factor rose by one percentage point to 94%.

Chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs said: "These record monthly numbers and load factors were delivered, at lower fares, despite the repeated disruptions caused by unacceptable French ATC strikes, and we are again calling on the European Commission to urgently take action to reduce the impact of these ATC strikes on Europe's citizens and the single market."

Central and eastern European budget airline Wizz Air’s carryings in June rose by 16.2% to two million with an improved load factor of 91.7%.

This gave the airline a rolling total up by 20.5% to 20.8 million.

Eight new routes were introduced last month and the fleet was expanded to 69 aircraft with the delivery of a new Airbus A321ceo.


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