Ryanair's load factor - a measure of how well an airline is filling available seats - rose above 90% for the first time since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic as traffic rose sharply during the key Easter holiday period.
Ryanair said it flew 14.2 million people in April compared to just over 1 million during lockdown a year ago - an increase of 1,267%. The airline had carried 13.5 million passengers in April 2019. This marks the second month in a row it has carried more passengers than in the corresponding pre-pandemic period. Ryanair, Europe's largest by passenger numbers, said it operated over 82,600 flights in April with a 91% load factor.