THE Ryanair traffic in September 2023 is up 9%, to 17.4 million passengerscompared to September 2022. Over the past month, its average load factor reached 94%, unchanged compared to September 2022.
This summer, the Irish low cost airline, the leading European airline in terms of number of passengers, carried 18.9 million passengers in August, an increase of 11% compared to August 2022 (16.9 million passengers), and 18 .7 million passengers in July 2023, also an increase of 11% (16.8 million passengers in July 2022). Over the whole year the increase is 17%, to 178.9 million passengers.
Furthermore, Ryanair yesterday obtained a legal victory in Spain facing the online travel agency Kiwi.com. The Madrid Commercial Court rejected the tour operator’s request for an injunction to remove the enhanced security check-in procedures of Ryanair for passengers whose reservations were made through online travel agencies (OTA).
“We welcome this court ruling which ensures that passengers who have booked through OTAs can continue to use our enhanced security check-in procedures to personally check in with Ryanair and be informed of important security protocols. security, safety and public health, as well as to correct passenger contact details. Ryanair does not have a commercial relationship with Kiwi and we strongly object to Kiwi selling our flights“, welcomed a spokesperson for the Irish low cost airline.
Ryanair has complained to consumer authorities in the autonomous communities of Madrid, Catalonia and the Balearic Islands to denounce the sale of its flights by online tour operators such as Kiwi, eDreams, Lasminute, Opodo, Love Holidays and On The Beach , and this without any commercial agreement between the parties. To discourage travelers from purchasing their tickets from these tour operators, Ryanair imposes a simple customer verification process via biometric verification or via a form to fill out online.