Ryanair June traffic up nearly 13 pct

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Europe’s largest budget airline Ryanair announced on Tuesday that a total of 14.2 million passengers were handled by the company in June, up nearly 13 percent compared with the same month last year.

Last June Ryanair carried a total of 12.6 million passengers, said the company in a statement.

Of the total number of passengers handled by Ryanair in June, 600,000 were contributed by its Austria-based subsidiary which was acquired by Ryanair in 2018, it said.

Ryanair’s load factor or occupancy rate of a flight for June stood at 97 percent, one percentage point higher when compared with a year ago, said the company, adding that Ryanair operated almost 78,000 scheduled flights in June.

The Ireland-headquartered Ryanair boasts a fleet of 455 Boeing aircraft which offer 2,400 daily flights connecting 37 countries and regions in Europe and North Africa, according to the statistics provided by the company on its website.

Last year Ryanair carried a record number of 130 million passengers, it said on its website.