Budget airlines Ryanair and Easyjet have both reported an increase in passenger numbers for July.
Irish carrier Ryanair saw a 4 per cent jump in passenger traffic, up by 300,000 to 9.15 million, last month when compared to the same period in 2013.
Easyjet saw a 7.7 per cent increase in passengers, from 5.98 million in July 2013 to 6.43 million last month.
Ryanair’s load factor rose from 88 to 91 per cent, while Easyjet’s load factor increased by 1.3 per cent to 92.9 per cent.
Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair’s chief marketing officer, said: “Ryanair traffic grew by 300,000 to 9.15 million customers in July, thanks to our lower fares and our improving customer experience, including our great new website and mobile app, allocated seating, a free second small carry-on bag and PED use on all flights.”
Ryanair launched its new mobile app last month (see news, July 14), allowing passengers to use their smartphone to book flights, check-in and as an electronic boarding pass.