Ryanair has reported traffic grew 11 per cent to 13.1 million passengers in October and the load factor across the carrier’s network was 96 per cent.
This figure includes 0.5 million of Lauda passengers with a load factor of 89 per cent while Ryanair alone welcomed 11.8 million passengers, seven per cent more than in October last year.
Ryanair chief marketing officer, Kenny Jacobs said traffic grew due to lower fares and continuing success of Lauda’s summer schedule.
He added: “During October, we were forced to cancel just over 300 flights because of a five day airport handler strike at Brussels Zaventem, some adverse weather (winter storms) and continuing ATC staff shortages in the UK, Germany and France.
“We operated over 71,400 scheduled flights with over 80% of these flights arriving on time, as Ryanair continues to deliver the lowest fares, with the best punctuality of any major EU airline.”