Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (5 June) released May traffic statistics as follows:
Traffic grew 6% to 12.5m customers
Load factor rose 1% to 96%
Rolling annual traffic to May grew 8% to 132.1m customers
ATC strikes and staff shortages cause cancellation of over 1,100 flights in May 18 vs. 43 in May 17


Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said:

"Ryanair’s May traffic grew by 6% to 12.5m customers, while our load factor rose 1% to
96%, on the back of lower fares.

Regrettably over 200,000 Ryanair customers had their flights cancelled in May because of ATC strikes (mostly French), ATC staff shortages and thunderstorms. Ryanair calls for immediate EU Commission action to prevent more ATC strikes and staff shortages disrupting the travel plans of Europe’s consumers this summer.”