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Ryanair has announced strong passenger growth for November with a 22 per cent jump compared to the same period last year.
The no-frills carrier’s monthly traffic figures showed 6.35 million passengers used Ryanair in November compared to 5.2 million for the same month in 2013.
Ryanair, which has been trying to overhaul its brand image with its ‘Always Getting Better’ customer service programme, has raised its full year profit after-tax forecasts from its previous range €750m to €770m (£589m to £605m) to a new range of €810m to €830m.
The company said that this was on the back of a "stronger than expected initial winter performance". Seat capacity grew last month by 13 per cent while its passenger load factor grew by 7 per cent to 88 per cent.
Ryanair said that the increase in traffic was due to its introduction of more frequent flights on business routes in direct competition with rival airlines Aer Lingus, Easyjet, Poland's LOT and Portugal's TAP.
Last week, Ryanair’s shareholders approved the airline’s purchase of 200 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.