Ryanair has welcomed the confirmation from IATA that it remains Europe’s favourite airline after their latest World Airline Transport Statistics showed Ryanair carried more customers than any other European airline – and the most international customers of any airline.
Ryanair carried over 128m customers last year (1 Jan – 31 Dec 2017), over 1.5 times the amount of Easyjet (77m), double Lufthansa (60m) and nearly three-times BA (44m).
TOP 20 AIRLINES: RANKED BY TRAFFIC (CUSTOMERS)*:
* IATA World Transport Statistics (2017 edition)
Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said:
“IATA has once again confirmed that Ryanair remains Europe’s favourite airline and this report demonstrates that European consumers want the lowest fares and widest choice of routes. This year, we will carry 139m customers, while continuing to lower fares and grow our route network across Europe.
"To celebrate we have launched a sale with 10% off one million seats across our European network, for travel in September and October. These low fare seats are only available for booking until midnight, 21 June."
Happy booking, folks.