EasyJet and Fastjet post rises

Budget airline EasyJet’s passenger numbers rose 3.4 per cent in February to 4.1m, while its planes were 90.5 per cent full, up 2.9 percentage points. Meanwhile Fastjet, the African carrier backed by EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, said traffic rose 66 per cent to 80,690. Aer Lingus said its traffic fell 1.5 per cent, due to the loss of a leap day and a short haul slide.