A groundstaff stands in a terminal with Ryanair planes in background
The low-cost airline said that for the three months ended Dec. 31 net profit was 87.8 million euros ($97.4 million) compared with a loss of EUR66.1 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2019.
Pretax profit for the period was EUR81.6M compared with a loss of EUR83.6 million
Revenue was EUR1.91 billion compared with EUR1.58 billion last year.
Ryanair said its EUR700 million buyback program was being extended to July due to the uncertainty surrounding delivery of the Boeing BA, -1.56% 737 MAX. The program was due to end in May.
The airline said that group airline Lauda continued to underperform due to strong competition from Deutsche Lufthansa AG LHA, +1.16% subsidiaries in Austria and Germany, and that management is implementing a new cost-cutting plan.
Ryanair said it sees its profit after tax for the year close to the mid-point of guidance.
In January the airline said it expected profit after tax for its fiscal year ending March 31 to be in the range of EUR950 million to EUR1.05 billion.