EasyJet Business Passengers Up 20 Per Cent

EasyJet Business Passengers Up 20 Per Cent

easyJet LogoThe number of passengers travelling with easyJet on business in the second quarter of 2011 increased by 20%, and total revenue grew by 23.2% to £935 million. Continued progress in implementing the strategy outlined last November, including the launch of a flexible fare on, enabled the airline to introduce ‘travelling on business’ initiatives.

On Time Performance continues to improve and was above 80% for the network in the quarter. The number of seats flown rose by 17.1% to 16.7 million, load factors improved by 0.2 percentage points to 86.3%, and sector length declined by 1.6%. There was a 17.3% growth in passengers (8.8% growth excluding the impact of the 2010 volcano).

Total revenue per seat grew by 5.2% to £56.02, up 4.6% on a constant currency basis. Passenger revenue grew by 2.5% to £44.37 per seat as capacity investments made in F10 and the first half of F11 began to mature. Ancillary revenues grew strongly up 17.0% per seat to £11.65 as a result of management actions taken in the second quarter. EasyJet had £112 million of net cash at 30th June 2011.

Carolyn McCall, easyJet Chief Executive said: “The strong operational and commercial performance in the quarter reflects the continued successful implementation of the strategy we outlined last November. August is the important trading month for easyJet but with over 75% of summer seats now sold we expect at current fuel and exchange rates to deliver a pre-tax profit for the year ended 30th September 2011 of between £200 million and £230 million assuming normal conditions and a ROCE for the year of between 10% and 12%. Against the backdrop of high fuel prices and an uncertain economic environment, the strength of easyJet’s trading demonstrates it is well placed to succeed.”


Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at

More in News

Emirates to resume flights to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Harare and Mauritius,

Michael FloodSeptember 28, 2020

Willie Walsh Appointed Deputy Chairman of CarTrawler

Neil SteedmanSeptember 26, 2020

UNWTO Launches New Tourism Recovery Tracker

Neil SteedmanSeptember 25, 2020

Royal Caribbean announces updates to 2021 Summer cruises

Michael FloodSeptember 24, 2020

ITAA Calls for Covid-19 Tests Before Flight Departures

Neil SteedmanSeptember 24, 2020

“Celebrity Cruises’ newest ship, Celebrity Apex, arrives in Southampton

Michael FloodSeptember 23, 2020

IATA Calls for Universal Testing to Rebuild Aviation Confidence

Neil SteedmanSeptember 23, 2020

London Travel Week Will Be Fully Virtual in 2020

Neil SteedmanSeptember 23, 2020

What’s Another Green List?

Neil SteedmanSeptember 22, 2020

Copyright © 2019 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland