Ryanair Holdings saw carryings rise by 9% in March to reach 10.9 million passengers.

The Irish no-frills carrier flew 10.5 million passengers last month – up 5% year-on-year – and Austrian offshoot Lauda 400,000.

Ryanair’s load factor was 96% as it operated more than 59,800 flights in the month.

The March performance gave a rolling annual total up 9% to 142.1 million passengers.

Meanwhile, Ryanair pilots based in Portugal have voted in favour of a four-year  collective labour agreement.

The deal governs pay and conditions over the period.

The agreement was negotiated between Ryanair and the Portuguese pilot union SPAC, to cover all of the airline’s directly employed pilots in Portugal, the airline said today.

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