EasyJet and Ryanair lift traffic

EasyJet carried 4.2m passengers in February, up 2.9 per cent on a year ago, the budget carrier announced yesterday. Its 12-month traffic is up 3.5 per cent on the previous year. Meanwhile, Ryanair hailed its new customer service upgrades for helping boost passenger numbers seven per cent to 4.5m last month, taking its rolling annual growth to three per cent. Aer Lingus, which is due to learn the fate of a competition appeal over Ryanair’s stake in the firm today, posted a three per cent fall in traffic.