While much of the European airline industry faces staff shortages, threats of strikes and general chaos, Ryanair shows that this is not the case for everyone. Ryanair carried 16.8 million passengers in July, beating its pre-Covid record of 14.9 by more than 25%, set in August 2019.
As an aviation outsider, it would be easy to think that things haven’t gone as hoped for in the aviation industry this summer. Some airlines like Lufthansa, at one point almost all flights were forced to be cancelled. While this is especially true for the established major carriers, it is not true across the industry.
Another record month for Ryanair
Ryanair the number of passengers is increasing month by month, as seven million passengers were transported in January. Since March, this number of passengers has been higher than in the corresponding month of 2019. This suggests that Ryanair traffic has fully recovered and then some.
Ryanair has set a third consecutive monthly passenger record. Schedule: easy flight
However, it gets even more interesting. Ryanair’s passenger numbers fell to just 40,000 in April 2020. Prior to that, the highest number of passengers carried by the carrier in a month was 14.9 million in August 2019. Ryanair exceeded this indicator in May, June and July of this year, receiving 15.4, 15.9 and 16.8 million passengers, respectively. In previous years, August has been Ryanair’s busiest month, suggesting it could climb even higher.
“Increasing market share”
Speaking exclusively to Simple Flying last week (before the latest figures were released), Dara Brady, Ryanair’s director of marketing and digital services, said that Ryanair was the most efficient airline in Europe this summer, and possibly the whole the world. brady said
“There are many reasons for that. We didn’t cut thousands of jobs during the pandemic, we agreed to pay cuts with our employees so we didn’t have to let people go. We conducted negotiations on the restoration of wages. deals with the majority of our people remaining in work, which means we’ve been able to continue ramping up and rebuilding.
Ryanair’s fleet has grown significantly since the start of the pandemic. Photo: Getty Images
“We are at 115% of 2019 [passenger] So we are 15% more passengers this summer… We are by far the biggest growing airline and we are increasing our market share in Europe. People flock to use because we are much more reliable than [other airlines]… We are breaking records here every day.”
Part of Ryanair’s secret is that it avoids large, congested hub airports in favor of smaller airports that may be a bit further afield with a point-to-point model. This means that for now London Heathrow, Frankfurt Airportand all others have introduced capacity limits, London Stansted and Han did not follow their example.
The growth was made possible in part by recent fleet expansion. Ryanair has received 73 deliveries since last summer Boeing 737 MAX 8-200 aircraft, according to c ch-aviation.com. More planes not only mean more seats, but each plane also has more seats than the old one Boeing 737-800.
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- IATA/ICAO Code:
- Airline type:
- Budget carrier
- Dublin Airport, London Stansted Airport, Milan Bergamo Airport
- Year of foundation:
- 1985 year
- Group of airlines:
- Ryanair Group
- General Director:
- Eddie Wilson
https://simpleflying.com/ryanair-july-2022-new-passenger-record/ Ryanair continues to break pre-Covid passenger records