- Growth rate 9pc
- Rilling annual now 148.2m
- Now more than 3m ahead of Lufthansa group in passenger numbers
Ryanair’s growth rate is back at 9pc after the airline reported it carried a record 14.8m passengers in July. the equivalent growth in the twelve months to July 2018 was 4pc.
July is traditionally the airline’s second busiest month of the year so Ryanair have expect to break 15m in August, the sixth airline in history to do so. So far in 2019 Ryanair is ruining 3.1m passengers ahead of the Lufthansa group and 18.7m ahead of IAG and is on course to become Europe’s largest airline. Ryanair’s growth figure was 13pc for May and June 2019, but were boosted by the inclusion of passenger numbers from Lauda, which were not included in the 2018 pre-acquisition figures.
Load factor remained at an industry record level of 97pc. Rolling annual is 148.2m, up 10pc on the troubled twelve months to July 2018.
Ryanair recently cut its growth forecast from 7pc to 3.5pc due to the delay in delivery of the Boeing 737MAX. Ryanair operated 81,000 scheduled flights in July.
Lauda contributed 0.6m of the 14.8m total.