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date: 12 December 2017

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easyJet announces strong December pax numbers

easyJet announces strong December pax numbers

Leading UK budget carrier easyJet today announced strong passenger numbers for December 2015 with a 15.1% yoy increase to 5.58m. Load factors also improved, rising 3.3ppts to 89.9%. Seats flown increased 10.9% as a result of a 6.5% increase in fleet size, although number of aircraft seats rose 7.5% due to the greater proportion of A320s in the fleet and

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up-gauging to 186Y seating (currently 11 aircraft are in 186Y configuration),pushing the average number of seats per aircraft up c. 1% from 166 to 167 seats. Importantly utilisation, measured in terms of average number of flights per aircraft per day rose 3.2% from 4.46 to 4.6, a sign that the airline is working its assets harder.

easyJet Monthly Traffic Dec 2015 Dec 2016 Change
Passengers (m) 4.85 5.58 15.1%
Load factor (%/ppts) 86.6% 89.9% 3.3ppts
Seats flown (m) 5.60 6.21 10.9%
No of aircraft in fleet at end of month 245 261 6.5%
Avg no of Aircraft in fleet during month 245 261 6.5%
Avg no seats during Month 40,489 43,506 7.5%
Avg no of seats per aircraft 166 167 0.9%
Average number of flights 33,807 37,164 9.9%
Avg no of flights per aircraft per day 4.46 4.60 3.2%
 
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