Ryanair says it carried just over four million passengers last month, an increase of 11 percent from January last year. But the load factor, or percentage of seats filled, remained stable at 69 percent. On Monday, Ryanair reported a loss of €102 million for the third quarter to the end of December, but raised its full-year outlook to a profit from break-even, due to lower fuel costs. Meanwhile, Aer Lingus says seat sales on its routes from Belfast International Airport this month were 40 percent up on last year. Aer Lingus says that its sold 100,000 seats to destinations from Belfast.

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