A record number of passengers are expected to fly with easyJet over the Easter period.

The UK budget airline expects to carry 1.4 million passengers between April 18-24 in the busiest Easter getaway in the airline’s history.

Numbers are set to peak on Good Friday when more than 280,000 passengers are due on 1,885 flights across the carrier’s network.

A total of 150,000 passengers are set to fly to or from UK airports on almost 1,000 flights on Good Friday.

This will top the record for the most passengers travelling with the airline on one day during the Easter period. More than 58,000 of the total will be flying from Gatwick. 

Malaga, Majorca, Faro, Alicante and Barcelona the most popular sun destinations with Geneva top for skiers.

UK country director Neil Slaven said: “Easter is always one of the busiest travel periods and this year will be no exception, demonstrating that our customers continue to book with confidence, in record numbers. 

“Across our network on over 1,000 routes, the period between 18 and 22 April will see more people than ever before flying either home or on holiday with us in what will be our busiest Easter ever.”