IATA statistics have confirmed Ryanair carries more passengers than any other airline last year.
The Irish low-cost carrier welcomed 79.6 million international passengers on to its flights last year, almost 29 million more than second-placed Lufthansa (50.8 million) and 35 million more than third-placed easyJet (44.6 million).Ryanair expects to carry more than 81.5 million passengers this year.
Ryanair spokesperson Robin Kiely said: “IATA has once again confirmed that Ryanair is the world’s favourite airline with more international scheduled passengers than any other carrier.”
Ryanair is attempting to make up lost ground on its low cost competitors, ground lost through a policy of poor customer service and a less than perfect web site which Chief Executive Michael O’Leary has publicly acknowledged. The company has now entered into a more friendly phase with a much improved web site.