Ryanair reports December 2008 and annual traffic
Ryanair carried almost 58 million passengers in the calendar year 2008, an increase of over 8 million passengers (18%) on its 2007 traffic. Ryanair capped off an extraordinary year of growth by carrying 4.4 million passengers in December, an 11% increase over December 2007.
Ryanair carried over 5 million passengers in one month for the first time in May while August was Ryanair’s busiest month with over 5.7million passengers snapping up one of its guaranteed lowest fares and no fuel surcharges seats
The following are Ryanair’s passenger and load factor statistics for December 2008:
Passengers - (Dec 07) 3.95m
Passengers - (Dec 08) 4.37m
Passengers - (12 mths to 31 Dec 08) 57.7M
Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said: “Ryanair continues to attract millions of passengers with our guaranteed lowest fares and no fuel surcharges while also delivering Europe’s number one on time performance, fewest lost bags and least cancelled services. We are delighted with our 8 million traffic growth in 2008 and aim to carry over 65 million passengers in 2009 as more passengers chose Ryanair’s guaranteed lowest fares in tougher economic times.
“Ryanair’s 1 Million €5 flights for travel in January, February and March are sure to be snapped up so we urge passengers to log on to www.ryanair.com and continue to take part in the travel revolution which has seen millions of passengers turn their back on high cost, fuel surcharging airlines with dismal service performance and opt for Ryanair’s guaranteed lowest fares, no fuel surcharges and unrivalled performance”.