O’Leary advised travellers to book early for Christmas holidays as he said demand was high.
He said: “I would urge people- book early now for Christmas, because it looks like Christmas is going to be a bumper time for travel. To get the lower prices book early.”
He added that bookings were up for October half-term: “We’re seeing extraordinary bookings for the mid-term break, all our flights to Spain, Italy, Greece were filling up very rapidly.
“We added 300 extra flights to Faro, to the Canaries, to the Balearics just two weeks ago and most of those flights are already sold out as well.
“So I think we’re seeing this pent up demand returning very quickly.”