EasyJet and Ryanair soar as festive fliers flock to cheap fares
Tuesday 08 January 2013
The budget airlines easyJet and Ryanair increased passenger numbers over the Christmas period as customers snapped up low-cost flights.
EasyJet reported a 4.9 per cent rise in the number of seats booked on its flights at 4.3 million in December from 4.14 million a year earlier. The improvement pushed its overall passenger numbers to 59 million last year, up 6.7 per cent compared with 2011.
Europe's largest low-cost airline, Ryanair, said passenger numbers grew 2 per cent in December year on year, as it carried 4.8 million passengers.
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