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easyJet passengers keep rising

Budget airline easyJet boasted another strong month with both passenger numbers and load factors rising in November.

Budget airline easyJet boasted another strong month with both passenger numbers and load factors rising in November.

The company, which started allocating seating for the first time during the month, continued the impressive run that saw it deliver forecast-beating record profits in the last year.

The airline carried 4,116,576 people in November, up 7.7% on the year before.

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Its load factor, which measures the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of seats available for passengers, was up 1.3% to 89.6%.

Across the previous 12 months easyJet said the total number of passengers it had flown was up 7.3% to just over 59m.

Its load factor over that period was up 1.2% to 88.7%.

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