LOAD FACTOR UNCHANGED AT 94%
OVER 500 FLIGHTS (100K PAX) CANCELLED DUE TO ATC STRIKES
Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (4 Apr) released March traffic statistics as follows:
- Traffic grew 10% to 9.4m customers.
- Load factor unchanged at 94%
- Rolling annual traffic to March grew 13% to 120m customers.
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Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said:
“Ryanair’s March traffic grew by 10% to 9.4m customers, while our load factor was unchanged (despite the absence of Easter) from last year at 94%, on the back of lower fares and the continuing success of our “Always Getting Better” customer experience programme. Our rolling annual traffic reached 120m. March traffic was also impacted by the cancellation of over 530 flights due to repeated ATC and some handling strikes, which cut our traffic by approx. 100,000 customers.
We call on the French Government and European Commission to take action to prevent another summer of ATC disruptions and urge all customers to sign the A4E online petition, Keep Europe’s Skies Open, (http://www.keepeuropesskiesopen.com/) to help protect Europe from repeated disruption by ATC unions.”