Budget airline Ryanair reports record number of bookings for July

Added 16/07/2010

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The minute England dropped out of the World Cup, Brits started booking holidays abroad in order to drown their sorrows. And after England was out, the number of bookings continued to rise every time a European team got knocked out.

Ryanair has been reaping the benefits of England’s disastrous World Cup outcome. The budget airline has reported a record number of flight bookings for July at over 7 million passengers. Last summer, Ryanair carried 6.73 million passengers in July.

Rival budget airline easyJet have also seen a rise in flight bookings for July this year. The figures for July have not been released, but easyJet have already experienced a higher number of bookings in June compared to last June’s figures.

July and August are always the most popular months for any budget airline. Holidaymakers are always on the lookout for the cheapest flights during peak season.

The large number of holidaymakers choosing to book flights abroad this summer is reassuring for airlines. It was thought that warm UK weather, the volcanic ash incident and the economic downturn would dissuade people from travelling abroad.

Some holidaymakers haven’t been put off by the economic situation because they were prepared for it, so they haven’t changed their attitudes towards holidaying abroad this summer. The threat of volcanic ash clouds also seems to have drifted to the backs of people’s minds.

Ryanair is a budget airline that offers flights to destinations all over the world from as little as a few pounds per ticket. If you decide to book a flight with Ryanair, remember that taxes and the cost of hold baggage will be added to the ticket price.

Remember to buy comprehensive travel insurance whenever you fly abroad. Travel insurance can cover the cost of lost or damaged luggage. If luggage is lost at the airport, then airline has a certain amount of time to relocate it before you can make a claim on your travel insurance.

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