Ryanair flogging 100,000 seats across Europe for €19.99 to celebrate being voted ‘world’s favourite airline’

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The seats will be available on the Ryanair.com website up until Monday

Ryanair today celebrated being voted the ‘world’s favourite airline’ by flogging 100,000 seats across Europe for E19.99.

The Irish carrier filled a tenth of a BILLION seats last year.

But the accolade is based solely on the number of passengers flying per airline - not the comfort of the carrier, its food or whether their planes land on time.

The International Air Transport Association [IATA] carried out the ‘World Airline Transport Statistics’ study, which compared the number of international passengers carried by leading airlines.

According to the study, Ryanair carried more international passengers than any other airline in 2015 at 101.4 million, almost 40million more than second-placed Easyjet (62.6m), and well ahead of Emirates at 51million and Lufthansa in fourth place on 46.9million.

Ryanair will offer 100,000 bargain seats from €19.99 across their European network during October and November and the seats will be available on the Ryanair.comwebsite up until Monday.

Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said: “IATA has once again confirmed that Ryanair remains the world’s favourite airline as we became the first airline in the world to carry more than 100million international customers in one year, thanks to our ‘Always Getting Better’ programme and by offering the lowest fares in Europe

“Customers can look forward to more new routes, new digital features, new cabin interiors and even more low fares, as we carry more than 117m customers this year.”

The ‘favourite airline’ title comes just a week after Ryanair announced a $1 billion growth plan across Italy – and it offered 100,000 €8 flights to celebrate.

The airline announced 44 new Italian routes, 21 to Rome and Milan airports and 23 across Italy’s regional airports.

In May Ryanair announced they would reduce baggage charges and that fares should fall further following a bumper year of profit for the firm

The airline, reported a profit rise of 43% to over €1.2 billion and grew traffic 18% to over 106 million passengers between March 31 2015 and 2016.

Top 10 Airlines: Ranked By International Traffic Customers

Airline Millions

1 Ryanair 101,401

2 EasyJet 62,674

3 Emirates 51,039

4 Lufthansa 46,919

5 British Airways 36,981

6 Turkish Airways 34,145

7 Air France 32,405

8 KLM 28,555

9 American Airlines 26,775

10 United Airlines 26,151

 

Irish Mirror online