Ryanair confirms 5.3 million passengers flew in June, compared to 400k in June 2020
June's figures were almost triple that of May.
Europe's biggest airline, Ryanair, has confirmed its fleet carried 5.3 million passengers during the month of June.
Figures published today show the airline's passenger total last month was a stark difference to the 400,000 passengers it carried in June 2020.
It was also three times higher than the 1.8 million who travelled with the airline in May.
The number is a win for Ryanair, as CEO Michael O’Leary had reportedly targeted four million for June when the company published financial results in May.
Aiming for the now-beaten target, Ryanair had added flights throughout June as European states eased Covid-19 travel restrictions in light of the vaccine rollout. More than 38,000 flights were operated by the airline last month, average a little over 1,260 a-day.
A total of 8.1 million flew with the airline in the first quarter of its financial year, ending June 30th.
The summer of 2019 instead shows a staggering difference, where 14.2 million passengers flew with the airline in the month of June alone pre-pandemic.
The EU launched its digital Covid certificates this week amidst rising concerns over the Delta variant. This allows those vaccinated from or immune to the virus to travel freely throughout EU member states.
Ireland is due to implement the digital system on July 19.