Tuesday, February 05 14:14:57
Ryanair carried 50,000 fewer passengers last month compared to January 2012 - a 1pc decline - after it grounded up to 80 aircraft following the busy Christmas period, the airline said today.
It carried 4.35 million passengers in the month compared to 4.4 million in January 2012.
The Irish budget airline had 79.6 million passengers in the 12 months to the end of last month, it said.
Its load factor - an industry-wide measure of how well it fills its aircraft - held steady at 71pc.