British Airways carried 2.9 million passengers in April, 3.4% fewer than in April 2004. By comparison, Ryanair carried 2.7 million passengers in April. BA's passenger boardings on its UK/European routes decreased 5.1% to 1.9 million. Systemwide, BA flew 8.95 billion RPKs last month, a 0.1% increase on the year-ago period. Passenger capacity rose 1% to 11.98 billion ASKs and load factor was down 0.8 point to 74.7%. The growth in traffic comprised a 13.3% rise in premium and a 2% fall in ...

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