Date posted: 14-Jun-07: Ryanair, Europes largest low cost airline, welcomed IATAs 2006 world airline passenger statistics, which place it as the worlds largest international carrier. The report confirms that Ryanair carried 40.5 million international passengers, more than any other international airline over the year.
Based in Ireland, Ryanair, operates a European network to more than 30 countries, including, England, Wales, France, Spain, Italy, Malta, Morroco, Poland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium Germany, and Hungar. The carrier handles more international passengers than Lufthansa, Air France, British Airways and American Airlines, offering the lowest fares in Europe.
Welcoming the ranking, Ryanair’s Peter Sherrard stated “just ten years ago most of the other airlines on this IATA ranking carried ten times more passengers than Ryanair. Today Ryanair carries more international passengers than anyone else in the world. This growth has been delivered by giving passengers exactly what they want; the lowest fares, the best punctuality, the youngest aircraft.”