Ryanair had a record July

RTR4N5W2REUTERS/Max RossiRyanair CEO Michael O’Leary poses following a news conference in Rome January 27, 2015.

Did you wonder why your flight last month was so packed? Ryanair ‘s July passenger traffic zoomed up 11%, to break the 10 million barrier.

The Irish no-frills airline claims to be the first ever to carry more than 10 million passengers in a month.

Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair’s chief marketing officer, said: “For example we carried more customers in one month (10.14 million in July) than Aer Lingus carried in a whole year (9.77 million in 2014).”

The company reported in April reported its full-year results in May, which revealed a 12% jump in revenue to €5.65 billion (£3.95 billion) and a 66% rise in profit after tax to €867 million (£605 million), helped along by a plan to improve its customer service.

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