Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 September 2014

More flying with budget airlines

More passengers are flying with budget airlines such as Ryanair

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

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

Meanwhile, easyJet carried 5.2 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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