Published on August 8th, 2022 | by Mark Dwyer


Ryanair Carry 16.8m Passengers in July

Ryanair has just completed the busiest month in its history carrying 16.8 million passengers on 92,300 flights in July. The airline is now operating over 3,000 flights per day on most days of the week. The passenger numbers represent an 81% increase on the same period last year and a 16% increase in load factor to 96%. When compared to 2019, the last normal year for air transport, passenger numbers are up 12%.

The Ryanair Group have carried 98.7 million passengers so far in 2022 and 142 million in the rolling 12 months to the end of July. The Group are targeting 165 million passengers in this fiscal year but has cautioned that the industry is still fragile and continues to be at risk from events such as further Covid variants and political instability.


About the Author

Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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