easyJet releases passenger statistics for February 2009
easyJet has reported a 6.8% decrease in passengers carried in February 2009 compared with February 2008, but an increase in load factor.
The total for February this year totalled 3,018,910 passengers compared with 3,240,767 last year. The load factor for February 2009 was 87.0%, up 2.4 percentage points (pp) over last February's 84.6%.
For the rolling 12 month period, the airline increased passenger numbers by 13.9% over the similar rolling period ending February 2008. The load factors for the respective periods were 85.1% and 83.3%, a 1.8 pp increase.
easyJet’s capacity measured by available seats for the first half of the current financial year is expected to be ahead of last year by a low single digit percent.