Ryanair today announced its passengers and load factor results for the month of September 2006.

Passenger growth was up 17%, with 3,537,431 earned seats flying with Ryanair in September 2006, this is an increase on the 3,537,431 earned seats that traveled with the airline in the same month 2005.

Load factor, which shows the number of passengers as a proportion of available passenger seats was 87% this year, up one percent from last year.

Throughout the 12 months ended 30th September Ryanair had a total of 38,885,384 earned seats and a load factor of 84%.