easyJet's passenger numbers rise 8.2% in February
FTSE 100 budget airline easyJet reported a 8.2% rise in passenger numbers for February.
Passenger numbers last month grew to 5.33m from 4.93m in February 2016, as the load factor – which gauges how full the planes actually are – rose 1.6 percentage points to 92%.
On a rolling 12-month basis, passenger numbers increased 6.8% to 75.32m and the load factor remained unchanged at 91.6%.
The company defines passengers as the “number of earned seats flown”, including seats that are flown whether or not the passenger turns up as easyJet is a no-refund airline.