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Article from BTNews 16 SEPTEMBER 2019

EasyJet sets passenger record

Rounding off a record period for airports and airlines, easyJet carried more than 332,000 passengers on Friday, making it the busiest single day in its history. It involved more than 1,972 flights across the carrier’s network.

The figure compares to last summer’s peak summer travel day on 14 September, when 330,000 customers checked in. This year’s big day saw in the UK alone more than 171,000 passengers flying to or from easyJet’s UK airports on 1,038-plus flights.

UK country director Neil Slaven said Alicante, Faro, Malaga, and Palma were the most popular destinations, with passengers taking the opportunity to fly off on late summer breaks.

He added: “We are seeing high demand across our network, peaking on Friday, with more and more people choosing to fly with us and we are pleased that this year is set to break records again.

■ Luton Airport has also been setting a record, with more than 5.3m passengers passing through in June, July and August, an increase of 7.3%. Top destination was Amsterdam, with 198,000 passengers.

(See also Heathrow’s busiest day in this issue).



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