Ryanair's 15 millionth passenger has crossed the gates of Bratislava Airport

– BRATISLAVA - The 15-millionth passenger of the largest low-cost airline in Europe, Ryanair, passed through the gates of M. R. Štefánik Airport today. The anniversary passenger was Monika Šírová, who had purchased a ticket on the Bratislava - Thessaloniki/Thessaloniki route with a scheduled departure at 14.55, operated by the Irish airline.

Ryanair's 15 millionth passenger has crossed the gates of Bratislava Airport

Jubilee passenger Monika received 2 open tickets, free entry to the airport Mastercard Caproni Lounge for two people, which can be used on the next departure, and other gift attention from the Ryanair representative and the management of M. R. Štefánik Airport. Monika, who became the 15 millionth passenger to travel on the Irish airline in Bratislava, travelled to Greece with her two children. 

Alicja Wojcik Golebiowska, Country Manager for Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltics, said, "As Europe's largest airline, Ryanair is delighted to be able to carry 15 million passengers through Bratislava Airport after almost 20 years of operations. In the meantime, we have already launched summer season ticket sales, with 21 scheduled routes from Bratislava, including to Corfu, Edinburgh, Kaunas and Lanzarote. This summer schedule is supported by Ryanair's long-term investment, which is basing 2 aircraft at Bratislava Airport. At the same time, Ryanair will start offering bargain fares from Bratislava to summer destinations from April."

"Ryanair's 15 millionth passenger in Bratislava marks a symbolic crossing for us. It is a confirmation that this airline is dominant in our country and has been a stable and reliable partner for us for 19 years. Ryanair offers dozens of interesting destinations from Bratislava Airport throughout the year. I believe that our cooperation will continue to develop in the future," added the Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Bratislava Airport, Ing. Dušan Novota.

Ryanair has been operating flights from M. R. Štefánik Airport since 2005, when the company entered the market with 3 regular routes: London - Stansted, Milan - Bergamo and Frankfurt - Hahn. In the entire history of the Irish company's operations at Bratislava Airport, it has operated a total of 50 scheduled flights. In 2023, the company operated a total of 23 scheduled routes.

Over the last 5 years, the destinations with the highest number of passengers carried included:

1.         London - Stansted

2.         Dublin

3.         Milan - Bergamo

4.         Brussels

5.         Manchester

Ryanair carried the most passengers, almost 1.2 million, in 2019. Other years when Ryanair carried more than a million passengers included the following years: 2016, 2018, 2010, 2017, 2015 and 2011 (years are listed in order from most passengers carried downwards).

Ryanair Holding is currently the largest low-cost airline group in Europe and under this parent company are the subsidiaries Ryanair, Buzz, Lauda and Malta Air. The airline group thus connects over 240 destinations in more than 40 European countries.