Ryanair's strong year continues as it closes in on carrying 100 million passengers i their own homes


Ryanair's passenger traffic grew by 21% in November, compared to last year, to 7.7 million. Passenger numbers in the year to date amount to 99.9 million as the Irish airline draws in on passing the 100 million passenger milestone during 2015.

Its load factor increased to 93% - a growth of 5% - which means that for every 100 seats put on sale by the company, 93 were sold.

Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs commented on the figures: "These record monthly numbers and load factors are due to our lower fares, our stronger forward bookings and the continuing success of our 'Always Getting Better' customer experience programme, which continues to deliver stronger than expected traffic and load factors".

He continued to say that in the second year of its 'Always Getting Better' programme the airline will continue in its efforts to "deliver so much more than just the lowest fares in Europe," revamping its app, website, plane interiors and in-flight menus.

Ryanair has also welcomed a change to the wording of online travel site eDream’s ads on Google, following the airline’s initiation of High Court action against both eDreams and Google earlier this week.

The paid ad banners on Google have been changed from “Ryanair: Cheap Flights” to “Ryanair flights on eDreams”.

Ryanair maintains that eDreams deliberately positions its ads as coming from the airline itself, and that this leads to confusion and misinformation for Ryanair customers.

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