Wednesday, September 05 14:20:19
No-frills Irish airline, Ryanair, today said that it carried 8.9 million passengers in August - a record month for the carrier.
It said it saw a 9pc rise in passenger numbers in the month and that it carried 78.48 million passengers in the 12 months to the end of last month.
Its load factor - an industry wide measure of how well airlines fill their aircraft - fell by 1pc to 88pc last month compared to August 2011, it said.
The load factor for the year to the end of August stood at 82pc.