Strong growth in passenger numbers for budget airlines Ryanair and easyJet
- Credit: PA
The introduction of new routes helped low-fare airline Ryanair to record a substanial increase in passenger numbers last month.
And there were also rises in traffic for two other budget carriers, easyJet and Scandinavian airline Norwegian, figures out to reveal.
Ryanair, the largest operator out of Stansted Airport, carried a total of 6.35million passengers flew in November, a 22% increase on the same month last year.
Ryanair carried 85.4m passengers in the 12 months ending in November, a 5% rise on the previous year.
Meanwhile, easyJet carried more than 4.38m passengers last month, which was 3.1% up on November last year. In the 12 months ending in November, 65.2m passengers flew with easyJet, a 6.6% increase on the previous year
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Norwegian, whose services include flights from Gatwick to the US, carried 1.76m passengers last month, a 5% rise on November last year.
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