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Ryanair's passenger numbers up 4 pct in July

English.news.cn   2014-08-07 03:08:44

DUBLIN, Aug.6 (Xinhua)-- Ryanair, Europe's leading low-cost airline, said on Wednesday it carried a total of 9.15 million passengers in July this year, an increase of 300,000 or 4 percent than July last year.

The Dublin-based budget airline also said its load factor -- how many seats it fills on each flight -- rose from 88 percent to 91 percent last month.

Ryanair attributed the passenger number increase to its lower fares and improving customer experience, including its new website and mobile app.

In late July, Ryanair's Chief executive Michael O'Leary said the airline's four new bases at Athens, Brussels, Lisbon and Rome were "performing strongly" with new bases due to open this winter at Cologne, Gdansk, Warsaw and Glasgow.

O'Leary said new routes and frequencies at Stansted and Dublin are due to increase "substantially" while there will be more investment to make routes attractive to business customers.

The airline said a new business service will be launched in September to include same-day flight changes, bigger bag allowances, premium seat allocation and fast-track through security at many airports.

Editor: yan
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