RYANAIR May traffic grows 6% to 12.5m customers

RYANAIR May traffic grows 6% to 12.5m customers

Load factor rises 1% to 96% on lower fares

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Ryanair, released May traffic statistics as follows:

  • Traffic grew 6% to 12.5m customers
  • Load factor rose 1% to 96%
  • Rolling annual traffic to May grew 8% to 132.1m customers
  • ATC strikes and staff shortages cause cancellation of over 1,100 flights in May 18 vs. 43 in May 17
  May 17 May 18 Change
Customers 11.8M 12.5M +6%
Load Factor 95% 96% +1%

Ryanairs Kenny Jacobs said:

“Ryanair’s May traffic grew by 6% to 12.5m customers, while our load factor rose 1% to96%, on the back of lower fares. Regrettably over 200,000 Ryanair customers had their flights cancelled in May because of ATC strikes (mostly French), ATC staff shortages and thunderstorms. Ryanair calls for immediate EU Commission action to prevent more ATC strikes and staff shortages disrupting the travel plans of Europe’s consumers this summer.”