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Ryanair's August Traffic Up 59% Month On Month To 7 Million

Ryanair's August Traffic Up 59% Month On Month To 7 Million

Ryanair flew 7 million passengers last month, up 59% on July as it returned to a more regular schedule but still less than half the number it flew a year earlier before the COVID19 pandemic hit air travel.

DUBLIN: Ryanair flew 7 million passengers last month, up 59% on July as it returned to a more regular schedule but still less than half the number it flew a year earlier before the COVID-19 pandemic hit air travel.

Traffic was down 53% year on year after Europe’s biggest budget carrier operated around 60% of its normal August schedule.

It recorded a 73% load factor, which measures how well an airline fills available seats, similar to the level in July.

The Irish airline last month decided to reduce its flight capacity by a further 20% in September and October after a reimposition of some travel restrictions led to a weakness in forward bookings, particularly among business travellers.

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  • First Published: September 2, 2020, 2:24 PM IST
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