Tuesday, March 05 15:44:05
Ryanair carried 3pc less passengers in February than in the same month last year as it grounded up to 80 aircraft for its winter schedules.
The no-frills airline said it carried 4.2 million passengers last month compared to 4.47 million in February last year.
It carried 79.3 million travellers in the 12 months to the end of February.
Ryanair's load factor - an industry wide measure of how well airlines fill their aircraft - rose 1pc to 77pc.