Airlines say more go away in May

Ryanair and IAG, British Airways’ parent firm, have both posted rising traffic for May as the airlines head into the peak summer months. IAG said group traffic rose 7.3 per cent compared to last year, helped by big growth at Vueling, its recently-acquired budget carrier. Meanwhile low-cost carrier Ryanair said it carried 8.2m passengers last month, up four per cent on a year ago. The firm credited a recent decision to lower some fares and overhaul its website.