Ryanair doing a bit better than last year
This small but obviously a good thing, is said to be down to the company's improved customer service and ticket selling.
The airline expects load factors to increase 3-4 percentage points to 'close to 86% of available seats this year.
So basically, translated into humans, an increase of 3-4 points on the Boeing 737s, with space for 189 people on them, would represent between 6-7 more passengers.
This news comes just after the Irish airline took delivery of the first part of 380 Boeing jets over the next ten years. That's a big letter box that fits 380 planes through it.
This addition to the fleet should take the airline's passengers from 82 million to 150 million a year.
Forward bookings also increased between September and January, when the airline started to sell tickets up to a year in advance instead of the previous nine months barrier.
To top that off, they're looking to buy Cyprus Air and have completed all the paperwork required to start its first routes to Russia, with proposed flights from Dublin to Moscow and St. Petersburg.