easyJet passenger statistics for March 2012

easyJet has announced its passenger figures for March 2012 featuring a load factor increase of just under 2 percentage points.

Earned seats flown in March 2012 totalled 4,629,241, an increase of 4.4% over the 4,435,624 flown in March 2011. These figures are the number of earned seats flown, which 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 March 2012 was 88.8%, compared with 86.9% in the same month last year – a 1.9pp increase.

For the rolling 12 months ending on 31 March 2012, the number of earned seats flown was 55,793,372, compared with 51,234,443 for the 12 months ending 31 March 2011, an 8.9% increase. The load factors for the respective periods were 88.0% and 87.1%.

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