EasyJet forced to cancel 611 flights in March

EasyJet forced to cancel 611 flights in March

EasyJet suffered 611 flight cancellations last month, mainly due to strike action in France.

The figure was disclosed as the budget carrier revealed a 4.3% rise in March passenger carryings to 5.7 million.

The airline’s load factor fell by 1.3 percentage points to 91.3% over the same month last year.

The results for March, which included the Easter weekend, gave easyJet a rolling annual passenger total of more than 70 million, up by 7.2% year-on-year with a load factor of 91.5%.

Ryanair revealed on Monday that more than 500 of its flights were cancelled in March due to three days of air traffic control strike action in France.

The Irish low-fares carrier recorded a 28% rise in March carryings to 8.5 million passengers and a rolling annual total of 106.4 million.

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