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Saturday 21 October 2017

The number of passengers carried by Ryanair in February rose 29pc to 5.8 million, putting it on track to carry close to 95 million passengers in its full financial year.

The number of passengers carried by Ryanair in February rose 29pc to 5.8 million, putting it on track to carry close to 95 million passengers in its full financial year.

The airline also said it has committed to buying an additional three aircraft, bringing its total aircraft order with Boeing to 383 jets. Michael O'Leary said the orders will help Ryanair expand its fleet to 520 aircraft by 2024.

Ryanair carried 89.1 million passengers in the 11 months to the end of February, as it kept more aircraft flying compared to the previous year.

February is traditionally a leaner month for airlines, but Ryanair's load factor jumped to 89pc. Its financial year finishes at the end of March.

Chief Marketing Officer Kenny Jacobs (pictured above as part of a separate campaign last year) unveiled the next stage of Ryanair's 'Always Getting Better' plan.

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