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Ryanair grows to 57.7 million passengers in 2008


Ryanair transported 57.7 million passengers in 2008, a 17.7% year-on-year increase and representing an increase of over 8 million passengers. Load factor, however, slipped slightly, by 0.5 ppts to 81.5% in the 12-month period. Ryanair’s busiest month in 2008 was Aug-08, with over 5.7 million passengers, with the carrier also transporting over 5 million passengers in May-08. [1205 words]

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  • Hedges 50% of fuel requirements for first three quarters of 2009
  • Considering raising bid for Aer Lingus after cool response from shareholders
  • Growth at Edinburgh, Alicante and Bristol
  • Long-haul speculation rearises

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  • Ryanair fuel expenses as a portion of total operating expenses: 1Q05 to 2Q09
  • Ryanair key 30 bases in terms of capacity (seats): Week commencing 19-Jan-09
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