Ryanair said it carried a total of 8.8 million passengers in November, an increase of 15% on the same time last year.

The airline also said that its load factor - or how many seats in fills on each flight - rose to 95% in November from 93% last year. 

Ryanair's rolling annual traffic to the end of November was 16% higher at 115.5 million customers.

Shares in the airline moved higher in Dublin trade today.