Ryanair Carries Record 9 Million Passengers In August

Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC), today (5 Sept) released its passenger and load factor statistics for August 2013:

  • Traffic increased by 1% to over 9m passengers.
  • First European airline ever to carry 9m passengers in one month.
  • Annual traffic to end August grew 2% to over 80m passengers.
  • Load factor increased 1% to 89%.
  • Ryanair carries 9m passengers in a month, Aer Lingus carries 9m in a year!
Aug 12
Aug 13
Yr to Aug 13
80.2M (+2%)
Load Factor

Ryanair celebrated its first ever 9m passenger month by releasing 900,000 seats for travel in Oct and Nov at fares starting from just €14.99 one-way.

Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said:

“Ryanair carried over 9m passengers in August 2013, the first European airline to do so and our load factor also rose by 1% from 88% to 89%. Ryanair now carries 9m passengers in just one month whereas tiny Aer Lingus needs a whole year to carry 9m.

To celebrate this new 9m record, Ryanair is releasing 900,000 seats across our entire European at prices from €14.99, for travel in October and November. These sale fares are available for booking until midnight Monday (9 Sep). Since seats at these crazy low prices will be snapped up quickly, we urge passengers to book them immediately on www.ryanair.com.”
Source / Author: Ryanair