Thursday, January 02 14:19:41
Ryanair today said that it carried 5 million passengers during December, a 5pc increase on the same month in 2012.
During 2013, it carried 81.4 million people - a 2pc rise on 2012.
Its load factor - an industry-wide measure of how well airlines fill their aircraft - stood at 83pc last year.
Ryanair's Robin Kiely said: "Ryanair carried a new record of over 5m customers in December, thanks to the success of our lower fares, easier to use website and customer service improvements. Further service improvements are due to be rolled out over the coming weeks and months as Ryanair continues to lower prices and improve our industry leading customer service in 2014."