Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 September 2014

EasyJet and Ryanair passenger numbers rise

Two leading budget airlines enjoyed healthy rises in the number of passengers they carried last month, according to figures out today.

A total of 7.68 million people travelled on Ryanair flights in August 2010 - a 12% rise on the August 2009 figure.

EasyJet carried 5.20 million passengers last month - an increase of 8.4% on August last year.

Ryanair's planes flew 89% full last month compared with 90% in August 2009, while easyJet's aircraft were 92.3% full in August 2010 compared with 91.8% in August 2009.

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