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Ryanair raises passenger target to 225 million a year by 2026 By Reuters


© Reuters. FILEPHOTO: Ryanair planes seen at Dublin Airport after the outbreak of COVID-19, Dublin, Ireland. This was May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff/File Photo

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ryanair on Thursday raised its long-term traffic forecast and expects to fly 225 million passengers a year by 2026, up from 200 million previously as it eyes a strong recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

It stated that it will be able to speed up post-pandemic growth by delivering 210 Boeing (NYSE.:) 737MAX aircrafts within the next five year.

Ryanair was Europe’s biggest low-cost airline and flew 149 million passengers in the year prior to the pandemic.

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