Easyjet has released passenger statistics for January this morning showing solid growth both in terms of passengers carried and in terms of moving the load factor higher from what have been historically high levels to begin with. For the month, easyJet carried 4.02 million passengers (+3.7% YoY) while the load factor increased to 85.4% (+1 point YoY). On a rolling 12 month basis, the number of passengers increased to 61.4 million (+3.6% YoY) while the load factor increased to 89.4% (+.5 points YoY).

Overall, this is another solid set of passenger statistics for easyJet and the airline continues to make progress in a market that Ryanair continue to characterise as suffering from weak yields, albeit the environment does not appear to be getting any worse.
<p><h5>David Holohan</h5>

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