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Saturday, 11 October 2008

Ryanair and Easyjet publish September Passenger figures

Budget airlines easyjet and Ryanair have announced an increase in passenger number for September despite the current problems facing the aviation sector.

Statistics published on the easyjet website showed 4,197,643 passengers travelled with the airline which was a 22.1% passenger increase compared to the September 2007 passenger figures of 3,438,301. The airlines load factor was also published showing an increase from 85.2% to 86.9% a change of 1.8pp.

One of their main competitors Ryanair also released their passenger figures for September, also indicating increased growth. Their figures showed a 20% increase in passenger numbers from 4.35 million to 5.23 million passengers.

The Head of Communications for Ryanair Stephen McNamara commented on the figures by stating;

"Having achieved record passenger numbers throughout the summer we showed no sign of slowdown in September with 5.23million passengers taking advantage of Ryanair’s guaranteed lowest fares and no fuel surcharge.
A lot of price sensitive leisure passengers have switched from rival, high fares airlines, to Ryanair. However, in light of the current crisis in banking and financial institutions we are confident that we will soon seen more bankers migrate to Ryanair also. Tougher economic times will see these bankers tighten the purse strings and save time and money by taking advantage of our guaranteed lowest fares and our unrivalled punctuality."


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