Ryanair traffic falls in February

Ryanair traffic falls in February

Low cost carrier Ryanair has released passenger and load factor stats for February 2013, during which its adjusted monthly traffic fell – as previously guided – by 3% over the same period during previous year as Ryanair grounded up to 80 aircraft.

The carrier also claimed the leap year in February 2012 accounted for a further 3% drop in traffic.

Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said: “As previously guided, Ryanair’s adjusted February 2013 traffic fell by 3% over February 2012 as we grounded up to 80 aircraft.

“The leap year of February 2012 had 29 days and accounted for a further 3% drop. However, Ryanair’s load factor increased by 1% and we delivered another record 12-month traffic as almost 80m passengers chose one of Ryanair’s ultra-low fares since February 2012.” Added Kiely.