Ryanair  will carry over 10 million customers this Christmas (between December 11th and January 8th) breaking last year’s record Christmas traffic by 5%.

Ryanairs Boeing737-800 (arkivbilde: ©otoerres)

Saturday, 22nd December, is set to be the airline’s busiest day of the festive season with almost 400,000 customers travelling on nearly 2,100 flights, while the last flight on Christmas Eve will land at 17:55hrs, with no flights on Christmas Day (the only day in the calendar when Ryanair does not fly), before services resume on 26thDecember.

Ryanairs most popular ‘flying home for Christmas’ routes include Bulgaria, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia, while record numbers will jet off to the Canary Islands for Christmas in the sun, with Austria, Italy and Switzerland ski routes also booking fast for both Christmas and New Year.

And Ryanair urged those who’ve yet to purchase gifts to pick up a Ryanair Christmas Voucher, which are now on sale on the Ryanair.com website, allowing customers to give their loved ones the gift of travel and the choice over of over 220 Ryanair destinations.

Ryanair’s Chris Lundshøj said: 

- We are pleased to fly more than 10 million people this Christmas season, both home to their families and friends, and on holidays to the winter sun and ski hotspots across Europe. And don’t forget, Ryanair’s Christmas Gift Vouchers are the ideal Christmas gift, offering your loved ones the chance to book an unforgettable trip to one of our 220 destinations, on the lowest fares. Vouchers start from €25/£25 and are valid for travel across our ever-expanding route network, so log on to the Ryanair.com website today to give the gift of travel this festive season.”