Ryanair air traffic grows 38% in October

Airline continues to recover from pandemic shutdown of air travel

Passenger numbers at Ryanair rose 38 per cent in October as the company carried close to 16 million passengers on flights during the month.

The company carried a total of 15.7 million passengers in October, compared with 11.4 million a year earlier, and 15.9 million in September.

Load factor, a measure of how full the aircraft are, was 94 per cent.

Air traffic has recovered steadily from measures imposed to help slow the spread of Covid-19. In the past 12 months, Ryanair has carried 157.4 million passengers.

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien is an Irish Times business and technology journalist