Ryanair’s passenger numbers more than doubled year-on-year to 10.6 million in September, but 4 million less than before the crisis. This is a slight drop from the 11.1 million Ryanair handled in August, the second-highest monthly passenger collection since the crisis.
While that is more than double the 5.2 million passengers that Ryanair carried in September 2020, it is less than the 14.1 million that the budget carrier flew in September 2019 before the epidemic.
The Ryanair loading factor was 81% for the month.
September performance contributed to Ryan’s strongest traffic quarter since the epidemic. The airline carried 31 million passengers in the third quarter of the calendar year, which is over 80% heavier.
Ryan Yar said it expects to carry between 90-100 million between March 2022 and March 2022.
It is the first European airline to record passenger numbers for September, with Irish Airlines and budget rival Wiss Air.
At 78.5%, it carried less than 3 million passengers in September, its second-highest number since the epidemic of 3.5 million in August.