The Ryanair Group has reported an 8% increase in passenger numbers for September.

The airline group said it carried a total of 14.1 million passengers on its flights last month, up from 13.1 million the same month last year.

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

Passenger numbers on Ryanair flights also rose with the airline carrying 13.5 million passengers, up from 12.6 million in September of last year. 

And passenger numbers on its Lauda operations jumped by 20% to 0.6 million from 0.5 million last year.