Ryanair passengers numbers up 4% in JulyWednesday 06 August 2014 07.50
Ryanair has reported a 4% increase in passenger numbers for July.
The airline said its passenger traffic rose by 300,000 to 9.15 million from 8.84 million last month.
Its load factor - how many seats it fills on each flight - rose from 88% to 91% last month.
Ryanair recently lifted its profits guidance for the whole of its year running from April to €620-650m. That compared with the previous forecast range of €580-620m that was given in May.
If realised, the forecast for the whole year represents a jump of more than a fifth on last year's earnings after tax.
The group forecast that it will carry 86 million passengers this year, up 5% from the figure last year. That was up from the previous forecast of 84.6 million passengers.