easyJet reported passenger increase of 22.4% in February and a load factor of 84.3%, up 1.4 pts compared to February 2007.
The acquisition of GB Airways was completed on January 31st and during the month of February GB Airways continued to operate as a British Airways franchise.
Total company passengers grew 22.4% due to strong load factors at both easyJet and GB Airways.
easyJet load factors were 1.4 percentage points ahead of last year, largely due to cancellations in France caused by Air Traffic Control industrial action in the last two weeks of the month.
GB Airways’ load factors was up 7.9 percentage points in the month, remain strong during the wind down of the BA franchise.