Ryanair sees further passenger growth for September
Ryanair carried 11.8 million customers in September making for a 10% increase in passenger numbers compared to September of last year.The number of seats filled on flights increased to 97% from 95%.
Plans to slow growth numbers were also announced, but increases are still expected across the board.
A spokesperson said: “Our monthly growth from November 2017 to March 2018 will slow from 9% to 4%. Our full year traffic of 131 million will now moderate to 129 million, which is 7.5% up on last year.”
Earlier this week, Ryanair shares closed 2.01% higher at €17.22.
Residents in the vicinity of Dublin Airport have begun proceedings to challenge plans for a new €320 million runway.
Events at the High Court discussed the proposed development of a 3,110 metre runway, which has been deemed vital to make the airport an international hub.
The first action claims that pre-construction works carried out in December were unauthorised.
The second challenge has been brought by 22 residents, while the third has been brought by Friends of the Irish Environment, who believe that the development is illegal and that the Council didn’t consider concerns about its effect on homes and land.
Vince Cable calls for solid Brexit strategy for aviation industry
The Liberal Democrat leader, Sir Vince Cable, has suggested that Monarch Airlines demise was largely down to the Brexit vote and has called for the aviation industry to be more protected.
He said: “The reasons for Monarch’s failure, which has left more than 100,000 holidaymakers stranded, include the lack of confidence caused by the collapse in the pound and the resulting lack of confidence in the Government itself.”
Labour also used this opportunity to say that ministers must provide more clarity on post-Brexit arrangements in order for British airlines to avoid “disaster”.