IATA Confirms Ryanair Is Europe’s Favourite Airline

20 Jun 2018

More International Customers Carried Than Any Other Airline

Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (20 June) welcomed confirmation from IATA that it remains Europe’s favourite airline after IATA’s latest World Airline Transport Statistics showed Ryanair carried more customers than any other European airline – and the most international customers of any airline.

Ryanair carried over 128m customers last year (1 Jan – 31 Dec 2017), over 1.5 times Easyjet (77m), double Lufthansa (60m) and nearly three-times BA (44m). In fact, Ryanair carried more customers than Easyjet and BA combined.

Ryanair celebrated retaining its title of Europe’s No 1 and the world’s favourite airline by launching a late summer sale, with 10% off one million seats for sale across its European network for travel in September and October. These low fare seats are available for booking on the Ryanair.com website until midnight Thursday (21 June).

Leading 20 Airlines by Customers”. *:

* IATA World Transport Statistics (2017 edition)

Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said:

“IATA has once again confirmed that Ryanair remains Europe’s favourite airline and this report demonstrates that European consumers want the lowest fares and widest choice of routes. This year, we will carry 139m customers, while continuing to lower fares and grow our route network across Europe. To celebrate we have launched a sale with 10% off one million seats across our European network, for travel in September and October. These low fare seats are only available for booking until midnight Thursday (21 June).”