easyJet passenger figures up 15.1%

Low-cost airline easyJet carried 5,579,978 passengers in December - 15.1% up on a year ago. The load factor was 89.9% - up from 86.6% last time.

On a rolling 12 month basis, the airline carried 74,452,487 passengers - up 6.6%. The load factor was 91.5% compared with 91.6% last time.