Ryanair’s passenger numbers rose by 900,000 in July as summer holiday demand showed no signs of slowing.
yanair carried a total of 16.8 million passengers in July, compared to 15.9 million in June.
It was also an 81 percent increase from July 2021, when the low-cost airline welcomed a total of 9.3 million passengers on board.
The airline operated around 92,300 flights in July, with a load factor of 96 percent for the month.
It was also an increase in the number of flights over the past month, with the airline operating 88,400 flights in June.
The total number of Ryanair passengers year-to-date is now 142 million, a 255 percent increase compared to the same period last year, when restrictions remained in place in many regions.
Last week Ryanair released its first quarter results and posted a profit as traffic rebounded sharply following the easing of Covid restrictions.
The airline reported a profit after tax of 170 million euros from April to June, its first fiscal quarter. In the first quarter of 2021, the company recorded a loss of 273 million euros.
However, this year’s profit remained well below the profit after tax of €243 million in the first quarter of 2020.
Revenue increased 602 percent to €2.6 billion in the quarter compared to the same period in 2021.
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