Ryanair and IAG traffic on the rise

British Airways parent IAG and Irish carrier Ryanair both posted rising passenger traffic for June yesterday. IAG said revenue passenger kilometres were up 8.2 per cent on a year ago, or 0.1 per cent when recent acquisitions such as BMI Baby are stripped out. Its Spanish division Iberia continues to struggle, with total traffic down 18 per cent, offsetting BA’s 3.6 per cent rise. Meanwhile Ryanair built on its recent run of record traffic, with passenger numbers up two per cent to 7.96m in June, despite disruption from strike action in France.