Ryanair released passenger statistics covering the last month of 2013 yesterday that showed continued growth in the number of people carried while maintaining load factor levels above 80%. For the month, passenger numbers amounted to 5.0 million (+4% YoY) bringing the rolling total in the year to December to 81.4 million (+2%). The load factor for the month was 81% (December 2012: 81%) which is flat YoY while the year to December level is 83%. <p>

The December passenger data represents a new record for Ryanair in passengers carried during the month and comes at a time when the airline is rolling out a range of new measures aimed at improving the customer experience of the airline’s passengers. <p>

Ryanair also announced that as part of the previously announced plan for Citigroup to purchase €70.1 million worth of shares between the end of December and the 14th of March that 240,000 shares were bought yesterday at a price of €6.32.
<p><h5>David Holohan</h5>

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