easyJet Announces Passenger Growth

Below are the easyJet passenger statistics for June 2003. This information is published on the fifth working day of every month.

Passenger statistics for easyJet1

June 2003     June 2002     Y-o-Y change   Rolling 12 months ending 30/06/2003

Passengers2    1,751,860     958,857 +82.7% 18,939,545
Load Factor3   85.8%  86.6%        83.9% 

As indicated to shareholders on 7th May, easyJet will provide a summer trading update. This will be published on 22nd July.


Ray Webster , easyJet Chief Executive, said:

“These figures are in line with our own expectations. We are pleased with easyJet`s June performance, given the events that have adversely affected the airline market recently. These results demonstrate, for both business and leisure customers, the continuing attractiveness of our fare structures and the airports selected for our network.”

1.    In June 2002, Go Fly, as an independent company, carried 584,292 passengers with a load factor of 84.3%.  On a proforma basis, in June 2002, easyJet and Go Fly carried 1,543,149 passengers with a load factor of 85.7%. For the rolling 12 months ending 30 June 2003, on a proforma basis, easyJet and Go Fly carried 19,585,147 passengers with a load factor of 84.0%.

2.    Represents the number of earned seats flown. Earned seats include seats that are flown whether or not the passenger turns up because easyJet is a no-refund airline, and once a flight has departed a no-show customer is generally not entitled to change flights or seek a refund. Earned seats also include seats provided for promotional purposes and to staff for business travel.

3.    Represents the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of seats available for passengers. No weighting of the load factor is carried out to recognise the effect of varying flight (or “stage”) lengths.

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