Ryanair scores global IATA first for traffic

Ryanair has welcomed IATA’s 2006 world airline passenger statistics which confirm that Ryanair carries more international passengers than any other airline. Ryanair has become the world’s favourite airline, carrying more international passengers than Lufthansa, Air France, British Airways and American Airlines by offering the lowest fares and the best customer service.


Welcoming this World No. 1 ranking, Ryanair’s Head of Communications Peter Sherrard said:


“Ryanair’s No. 1 world ranking confirms that passengers can’t get enough of our guaranteed lowest fares. Just 10 years ago most of the other airlines on this IATA ranking carried ten times more passengers than Ryanair. Today Ryanair carries more international passengers than anyone else in the world. This growth has been delivered by giving passengers exactly what they want; the lowest fares, the best punctuality, the youngest aircraft and no fuel surcharges guaranteed”.


Rank
Airline
Thousands

1
Ryanair
40,532

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2
Lufthansa
38,236

3
Air France
30,417

4
British Airways
29,498

5
KLM
22,322

6
Easy Jet
21,917

7
American Airlines
21,228

8
Singapore Airlines
18,022

9
Emirates
16,748

10
Cathay Pacific
10,667


Source: IATA’s 2006 world airline passenger statistics
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