Ryanair has reported a 9% increase in its passenger numbers for February.

The airline said it carried 9.3 million passengers last month, up from 8.6 million the same month last year.

Its load factor - how many seats it fills on each flight - stood at 96%. 

When passengers from its Laudamotion airline are added, Ryanair flew a total of 9.6 million passengers last month, up 13% on the same time last year.