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easyJet says passenger numbers rose more than 12 percent in March

easyJet says passenger numbers rose more than 12 percent in March

Discount airline easyJet said Tuesday that the number of passengers it carried in March rose more than 12 percent to 3.09 million.
The company said that its load factor _ or the amount of capacity taken up by passengers and cargo _ was 84.4 percent compared with 86.3 percent in March 2006.
For the 12 months ended March 2007, the company had 34.55 million passengers compared with 30.92 million the previous year, an 11.7 percent rise.
Total revenue for the 12 months ended March 2007 rose almost 21 percent to 1.7 billion pounds (US$3.38 billion; euro2.5 billion).