Ryanair Traffic Fell 70 Percent to 4.4 Million in July

August 4, 2020 Updated: August 4, 2020

Ryanair flew 4.4 million passengers in July, a broadly expected 70 percent year-on-year fall after it operated around 40 percent of its normal July schedule with a 72 percent load factor, a measure of how well an airline fills its available seats.

Europe’s biggest budget airline returned to a more regular schedule following the COVID-19 lockdown on July 1 when it said it expected to fly more than 4.5 million passengers during the first month back in the sky.

The Irish airline cut its annual passenger target by a quarter last week and warned a second wave of COVID-19 infections could lower that further.