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easyJet releases Traffic Stats for June 2018

easyJet has released traffic statistics for June 2018 revealing a 6.6% growth in passenger numbers compared to the previous 12 months.

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05 / 07 / 2018

easyJet has released traffic statistics for June 2018 revealing a 6.6% growth in passenger numbers compared to the previous 12 months.

The airline saw a 1.8% increase in capacity in June and 1.4ppt increase in load factor to 93.5% compared to the previous 12 months ending 30 June 2018. All numbers were also up when compared to June 2017 with passenger numbers increasing by 2.3%.

Italian, Spanish and UK city breaks as well as Balearic beach breaks proved popular in the month.

easyJet operated around 51,000 flights in June 2018 - an average of 1,700 flights a day - and carried more than a quarter of a million passengers per day totalling 7.9 million passengers in the month across its European network.

The statistics do not include the airline’s Tegel operations, which commenced on 5th January 2018.

There were 1,263 cancellations in June 2018 - equivalent to c.2.7% of planned capacity and up on the 213 experienced in June 2017.  Around 900 were due to French and Italian industrial action with a further 150 arising from adverse weather conditions and ATC restrictions.

 

Johan Lundgren, CEO of easyJet, commented:

“French ATC industrial action has caused considerable disruption to European airspace throughout May and June. We pre-emptively cancelled flights to give customers the time to change their flights free of charge or receive a refund and ensured we provided accommodation for those affected.

“We share passengers’ frustration over the strikes which already this year have resulted in more than 26 strike days causing more than 5,000 flight cancellations with Europe’s major airlines impacting millions of passengers.

“Airlines have suggested a range of practical solutions to mitigate the impact of ATC strikes on passengers and we continue to raise the issue with politicians across Europe.”

 

EASYJET PASSENGER STATISTICS JUNE 2018*

        

 

 

Month ending

 

 

 

June 2018

 

 

June 2017    

 

 

Change

 

Passengers 1

 

7,901,285

 

7,720,090

 

2.3%

 

Load Factor 2

 

95.4%

 

94.8%

 

0.5pp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rolling 12 months ending

 

 

June 2018

 

June 2017

 

Change

 

Passengers 1

 

83,273,673

 

78,114,520

 

6.6%

 

Load Factor 2  

 

93.5%

 

92.1%

 

1.5pp

 

 

*The passenger statistics above do not include Tegel operations.

 

Enquiries should be directed to:

 

easyJet plc

 

Investor:

 

 

 

Stuart Morgan

 

+44 (0) 7989 665 484

 

Michael Barker

 

 

+44 (0) 7985 890 939

 

Media:

 

 

 

Anna Knowles, Communications

 

+44 (0) 7985 873 313

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Represents the number of earned seats flown. Earned seats include seats that are flown whether or not the passenger turns up because easyJet is a no-refund airline, and once a flight has departed a no-show customer is generally not entitled to change flights or seek a refund. Earned seats also include seats provided for promotional purposes and to staff for business travel.
  1. Represents the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of seats available for passengers. No weighting of the load factor is carried out to recognise the effect of varying flight (or "stage") lengths.
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