Customer numbers up at easyJet

Budget airline easyJet said yesterday its passenger numbers rose 8.6 per cent in October to nearly 4.6m. Its flights were a total of 88.2 per cent full last month, up from 86.8 per cent in the same period last year, pushing the annual rate up to 87.1 per cent. In the year to October 2010, the firm said it has carried more than 49m passengers, meaning an 8.1 per cent rise since last year.