Ryanair’s monthly traffic figures reached a record 15.9 million in June, with the carrier operating over 88,500 flights last month.
The figure is higher than the 15.4 million recorded in May this year, and up by over 1.5 million on the number of passengers recorded in pre-pandemic June 2019.
The carrier’s load factor also reached 95 per cent, the highest figure recorded since the onset of Covid-19.
Irish publication RTE reports that the airline expects to fly 15 per cent more passengers this summer than in the same season of 2019, and is set to carry a record 165 million passengers in the year to March 2023, compared to the pre-Covid record of 149 million.
Ryanair’s flights have been disrupted by recent strike action by cabin crew unions in Belgium, Spain, Portugal, France and Italy, although the carrier said that less than 2 per cent of its flights had been affected.
RTE also reports the carrier as stating that it expects “minimal (if any) disruption” from forthcoming strikes announced by cabin crew based in Spain.
Earlier this year Ryanair announced plans to offer its largest ever Dublin schedules this summer, with over 900 weekly flights to 120 destinations from the airport this summer.