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easyJet flies record number of passengers for busiest day

easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, welcomed over 330,000 passengers on its flights last Friday (14 September) in the busiest day in the airline’s history, with more than 1,941 flights taking off across its network.

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17 / 09 / 2018

easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, welcomed over 330,000 passengers on its flights last Friday (14 September) in the busiest day in the airline’s history, with more than 1,941 flights taking off across its network.

This compared to 2017’s peak summer travel day on 8th September when more than 267,000 customers flew across the network.

In the UK alone, over 170,000 passengers flew to or from easyJet’s UK airports on over 1,007 flights setting another record for the most customers travelling with the airline on one day.

Barcelona, Faro, Malaga, and Palma topped the list of most popular destinations.

 

Sophie Dekkers, easyJet’s UK Director, said:

“September has always been one of our busiest times of year and this year was no exception.

“Every year, more and more people choose easyJet to take them on their late Summer getaways or for business trips and this year has broken records once again.

“Whether customers fly with us to enjoy a relaxing break, visiting friends and family or for work, we continue to do everything possible to make their travel as easy and of course, affordable as possible.”

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easyJet is Europe’s leading airline offering a unique and winning combination of the best route network connecting Europe's primary airports, with great value fares and friendly service.

easyJet flies on more of Europe’s most popular routes than any other airline. easyJet carries over 83 million passengers annually, of which more than 13 million are travelling on business. easyJet flies 308 aircraft on more than 1000 routes to 154 airports across 33 countries. More than 300 million Europeans live within one hour's drive of an easyJet airport.

easyJet aims to be a good corporate citizen, employing people on local contracts in eight countries across Europe in full compliance with national laws and recognising their trade unions. The airline supports a number of local charities and also has a corporate partnership with UNICEF which has raised over £10m for the most vulnerable children since it was established in 2012.

The airline takes sustainability seriously. easyJet invests in the latest technology, operates efficiently and fills most of its seats which means that an easyJet passenger's carbon footprint is 22% less than a passenger on a traditional airline, flying the same aircraft on the same route.

Innovation is in easyJet’s DNA – from our launch over 20 years ago when we changed the way people fly to the present day where we lead the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational innovations to make travel more easy and affordable for our passengers.

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