easyJet Boosts Bookings By 20%
Published by Simon Gwynn on Mon 13 Aug 12 @ 10:22
Your Chamber is happy to report that our Partner for Glasgow, easyJet, has experienced a 20% rise in bookings in and out of Scotland.
The company, which carries more passengers than any other airline in Scotland, said it had benefited from adding to services, particularly to London as BMI (now owned by International Airlines Group) cut routes.
The airline, which has increased the number of flights between business destinations in recent months, said it had been helped by lower fuel prices and has forecast full-year pre-tax profits between of £280m and £300m, ahead of analysts' average forecasts of £272m.
The group said revenue per seat was up five per cent at £57.58, driven by the success of its recent adverts, which feature images from award-winning photographer Elaine Constantine and music by Liverpudlian indie band The Wombats.
Record rainfall in June prompted Scots to escape to sunnier destinations abroad, easyJet said, with Faro in Portugal and Malaga and Alicante in Spain the most popular destinations.
easyJet, which operates 600 routes across 30 countries, said around three quarters of summer seats were now booked, in line with the previous year.
Looking ahead, capacity in the fourth quarter is anticipated to grow by six and a half per cent compared to the prior year, assuming no significant disruption.
We are very pleased to see easyJet, our Partner for Glasgow, reporting such a significant boost in business.