easyJet to carry 400,000 this weekend

24th Aug 2006

easyJet said that it expects to carry over 400,000 passengers across Europe over the summer bank holiday, a 5 percent increase on last year.

With August weather failing to meet expectations in the UK, Brits are heading to the sun and the airline expects to carry this number of fliers across Europe.

Top destinations for sun seekers are Malaga, Alicante and Nice, proving that Spain is still the number one hotspot with the French Riviera hot on its heels. Whilst those searching for a few cultural days away, have voted with their mouse; Paris, Rome and Geneva are the city break favourites this weekend.

Domestic travel has also seen an increase this year as people ditch holidays in favour of catching up with friends and relatives across the UK. The top destinations for Londoners are Scotland and Belfast, while Scots favour London, Belfast and Bristol. Travellers from Northern Ireland are also set to visit London, Scotland and Newcastle over the bank holiday.

Toby Nicol, easyJet Director of communications, said:


“easyJet is once again flying passengers all over Europe this bank holiday to sunny climes, city breaks away or off to visit friends and relatives. The UK weather has proved to be a great disappointment this August so people have turned to easyJet’s low fares to take advantage of the long weekend.

With over 400,000 people getting away from it all with easyJet this weekend, this just goes to prove that the travelling public will not be deterred and are determined to carry on as usual despite recent events.”

easyJet has also been nominated this year for a


World Travel Award as Europe’s Leading Budget Airline.


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