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Ryanair will handle 18.9 million passengers in May 2024

Ryanair this week announced it will handle 18.9 million passengers in May 2024, a significant increase on the year before.

Ireland’s low-cost carrier is starting to grow in such numbers as the 2024 summer season intensifies.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Ryanair’s figures…


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In May 2024, Ryanair handled 18.9 million passengers, an increase of 11% compared to May 2023, where it handled 17 million passengers.

In addition, occupancy rates increased by one percent to 95%.

During the rolling twelve months, the airline handled 186.9 million passengers, an increase of nine percent compared to the same period last year.

However, the occupancy rate fell by one percent from 94% to 93%.

Ryanair operated more than 105,000 flights in May 2024, which shows exactly how busy the Irish budget airline has been.

The past few weeks have been one focus: Dublin Airport…


Ryanair this week announced it will handle 18.9 million passengers in May 2024, a significant increase on the year before.
Photo credit: James Field/AviationSource

In May there was a significant focus on one area for Ryanair. That’s Dublin Airport.

They recently welcomed the IAA ruling on Dublin Airport’s pricing structure.

The IAA ruled that the airport’s proposed increase of 11% for 2024 is not in accordance with European regulations.

In December 2023, Ryanair raised concerns with the IAA about the proposed price increases. The airline argued that they were beating inflation and that there were no real environmental incentives.

The airline also criticized Dublin Airport Authority (daa) for failing to introduce effective programs to encourage airlines to adopt quieter aircraft with lower emissions.

Moreover, they have also called on the airport to remove the existing limit to allow more flights.

The call follows the slot allocation in Winter ’24, which saw Ryanair allocate 1 million fewer seats than necessary.

The increase is necessary to meet expected demand during peak periods. This includes the October half term, major sporting events and the Christmas period.

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has confirmed it will limit winter traffic at Dublin Airport to just 14.4 million passengers.

General…


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In conclusion, Ryanair’s numbers remain strong as the 2024 summer season intensifies.

However, they believe they can go much further, especially from Dublin Airport.

Looking ahead, all eyes will be on what the airline’s June figures will look like, as well as whether Dublin Airport will budge or not.

But now let’s see what other plans the Irish low-cost carrier has for the whole summer.

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