Ryanair said it flew 11.2 million passengers in November, up 10% on the same month last year.

The airline operated 64,100 flights in November and its load factor - a measure of how well an airline is filling available seats - rose to 92% - 5% more than October.

The airline, which unlike many airlines kept its pilots and crew up-to-date with their flying hours during the pandemic to take advantage of the swift rebound this year, has carried more than 158 million passengers in the last 12 months.

Ryanair also announced a new route from Dublin to Trieste as part of its summer schedule next year. It will operate twice weekly from April.

Yesterday, Ryanair and Shell signed a Memo of Understanding to advance the supply of sustainable aviation fuel at over 200 airports across Europe, with particular focus on SAF supply at the airline's largest bases like Dublin and London Stansted.

While SAF is a key enabler of aviation decarbonisation, it currently accounts for just a small fraction of worldwide jet fuel usage.

The agreement with Shell gives Ryanair potential access to 360,000 tonnes of SAF between 2025 and 2030, saving over approximately 900,000 tonnes in CO2 emissions - equivalent to over 70,000 flights from Dublin to Milan