easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, announced that they expected Friday, 5 September to be the busiest day in its history with 1451 flights carrying over 210,000 passengers taking-off across its entire network.
The end of the school holidays and the last-minute dash for some summer sunshine before the nights start to draw in has attracted more people than ever to take advantage of easyJet’s low fares and wide variety of popular destinations across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
Business travellers have also been taking to the skies this week as Europe goes back to business following the summer. Almost a fifth of easyJet’s passengers are travelling on business, many travelling on day trips thanks to the airline’s frequent and convenient schedule to primary airports to all of the key cities in Europe.
Popular destination for the droves of passengers departing the UK for leisure breaks this Friday are sunspots like Malaga and Alicante along with cities like Barcelona. The busiest business destinations are Paris, Amsterdam and Geneva.
Sophie Dekkers, easyJet’s UK Director, said:
“We always find that our busy summer season continues well into September as many of our customers take advantage of schools going back, our low fares and fantastic range of destinations. We’re delighted that so many passengers have chosen to start their late-summer breaks with us.
“This coincides with Europe getting back to business after the summer break. Business passengers are attracted to easyJet due to the airline’s low fares, industry leading punctuality and friendly service across Europe’s leading network – all of these factors help the airline to both attract and retain new business customers.
“Our busiest day comes shortly after our busiest August ever – with 8.4% more passengers travelling with us this August compared with last. And our planes flew more than 94% full during the month which is the highest ever load factor recorded by the airline.
“We always strive to make our passengers’ journey as easy as possible, and offer all our customers online check-in up to 30 days in advance, mobile boarding passes and live flight updates on our flight tracker tool so they can keep constantly updated even while on the move.”
There is still time for passengers to take advantage of easyJet’s low fares and friendly service at www.easyjet.com. Those looking for destination inspiration can also find flights tailored to their budget and travel dates on easyJet’s ‘Inspire me’ app: www.easyjet.com/en/inspireme