easyJet has announced that it expects this Friday, September 5th, to be the busiest day in its history, with 1,451 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 fares.
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.
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 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.
“Our busiest day comes shortly after our busiest August ever – with 8.4 per cent more passengers travelling with us this August compared with last.
“And our planes flew more than 94 per cent full during the month which is the highest ever load factor recorded by the airline.”