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Ryanair's Passenger Traffic Increased Year On Year In May

By Dave Simpson
Ryanair's Passenger Traffic Increased Year On Year In May

Ryanair has released its traffic statistics for May, revealing that the total number of passengers the company carried last month increased by 1.6 million, or 10%, year on year, to 17.0 million from 15.4 million in May 2022.

Number Of Flights Operated And Load Factor

Ryanair operated more than 94,400 flights last month, with a load factor of 94%, which was up by 2% from 91% in May 2022.

Rolling Annual Data

Ryanair's rolling 12-month traffic increased by 39% year on year to 171.9 million passengers last month, from 123.8 million in May 2022, and its rolling 12-month load factor increased by 10% to 94%, from 84% in the same month last year.

Ryanair Transports 10m Passengers To/From Knock Airport

The above news follows news that Ryanair has now transported 10 million passengers to and from Ireland West Airport Knock.

According to a statement published on, Ryanair 10 millionth passenger at Ireland West Airport Knock passed through the airport on Tuesday 23 May.


The passenger in question was Grainne Rushe from Boyle, Co. Roscommon, who was travelling to Lanzarote, and was gifted a pair of return Ryanair flights, a bottle of Champagne and chocolates.

The statement published on quoted Ireland West Airport Knock managing director Joe Gilmore as saying, "We are delighted to mark yet another significant milestone in the airport's history welcoming Ryanair's 10 millionth passenger to the airport. It's been a fantastic 37 years with so many great highlights and milestones achieved along the way. During this time Ryanair has continued to grow and provide critically important international access to and from the UK market and connected the West of Ireland to sun destinations in Spain and Portugal and also delivered access to European cities such as Milan, Barcelona and Cologne which have been hugely important in growing tourism numbers to the west and north-west of Ireland. It’s remarkable that in their 37th year of operation here at the airport that it will be their busiest on record and its testament to the popularity of their destinations and their continued expansion at the airport that record numbers will travel on their services from the airport this year. I'd like to thank Ryanair's customers and in particular the Ryanair staff here at the airport, who continue to play a very important role in helping the airport and Ryanair reach passenger milestones such as this and ensure the experience using the airport continues to be both a seamless and pleasant one. We look forward to continuing to strengthen our relationship with Ryanair and expanding our range of services with them over the coming years."

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