easyJet continues high load factors in January 2016 stats

easyJet has announced its passenger statistics for January 2016 and for the rolling 12 month period ending 31 January 2016.

The number of earned seats flown in January was 4,276,821, up 6.3% over January 2015’s figure of 4,022,253. Earned seats flown are reported rather than passengers carried as they 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.

The load factor in January 2016 was 85.0%, a drop of 0.1 percentage point compared with last January.

For the 12 month rolling period ending on 31 January 2016, earned seats flown totalled 70,082,951, an increase of 7.2% over the 65,349,451 recorded for the 12 months ending 31 January 2015. The respective load factors for each period were 91.6% and 90.8%.

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