Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (2 Aug) released July traffic statistics as follows:

• Traffic grew 11% to 12.6m customers.

• Load factor rose 1% point to 97%

• Rolling annual traffic to July grew 13% to 125.1m customers.

Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said:

“July was a record month for Ryanair, as we became the first European airline to carry over 12m customers in a single month, with July’s traffic growing 11% to 12.6m customers. Our load factor jumped 1% point to 97%, on the back of lower fares and the continuing success of our “Always Getting Better” customer experience programme.

In July we celebrated carrying our 1 billionth customer since our first flight in 1985 and became the first EU airline to carry over 1 billion passengers. To mark the occasion we are launching a ‘Thanks a Billion’ seat sale, with fares slashed on over 1 million seats across our European network for travel in November and December. Customers who wish to avail of these special seat sale fares should log on to the Ryanair.com website or mobile app to book a bargain break today.”