In October, they carried 17.1 million passengers, which represented a 9 percent increase compared to the same month in 2022 but was slightly lower than the 17.3 million passengers carried in September 2023, as reported by City AM.
Ryanair Cancels 870 Flights and Other Too
Tel Aviv (TLV) flights were halted after the Hamas attack; Ryanair suspended flights Until November 6.
Wizz Air has temporarily stopped flights until November 15, British Airways (BA) plans to resume flights from November 14, and easyJet is postponing its flights until November 30.
Wizz Air experienced a substantial 19 percent year-on-year growth for October compared to 2022. However, it did see a slight decrease from September, serving 5.4 million customers in October, down from 5.5 million in the previous month.
However, Wizz Air (W6) did not provide specific figures on cancellations or disruptions in its market update.
This decline in passenger numbers comes after a summer of record-breaking figures, which was driven by the pent-up demand for travel following years of disruptions caused by Covid-19 restrictions.
£2 Million Payment to Package Holiday Firms
This development follows shortly after a court ruling mandated that Ryanair pay over £2 million to package holiday companies for flight cancellations related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In a protracted legal battle, On The Beach prevailed in the High Court, leading to a verdict that obligated Ryanair to cover the costs of refunds issued by package holiday providers during the pandemic.
The judgment delivered on Tuesday determined that Ryanair had gained an unfair advantage
The judge’s decision stipulated that the compensation sought pertains to the expenses incurred in refunding travelers for package holidays when Ryanair canceled or made significant alterations to the flights included in those packages.
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