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150 million Ryanair passengers

Ryanair, Europe's largest low-cost airline, has revealed that it has now carried 150 million passengers to and from the UK since it launched its first flight in 1986.

The first route the airline operated was between London Luton Airport and Dublin and operations began in May 1986.

Since then, the airline has expanded and currently serves twenty-five countries, carrying 52 million passengers this year.

"In 1986, Ryanair smashed the BA and Aer Lingus' high fare duopoly on the Dublin-London route by kicking off the first ever fare war in Europe," commented Ryanair's head of sales for the UK, Caroline Baldwin.

"Since then Ryanair has steadily grown by offering consumers exactly what they want; the lowest fares, on-time flights and no fuel surcharges guaranteed."

The airline added that, to celebrate the landmark, it would offer 250,000 seats across Europe completely free.

Passengers that book flights for travel in September and October can take advantage of the offer if they make their reservation before tomorrow (July 12th) evening.

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