Easyjet has said its half year losses have almost doubled because of higher fuel costs and the tough consumer environment.
The low cost airline reported pre-tax losses for the six months to the end of March of £153m ($250m), up from a loss of £79m on a year ago.
Higher fuel costs accounted for £43m of the increase in losses from last year.
Passenger numbers grew 12 per cent to just under £24m, nearly two-thirds of whom now come from outside the UK.
City A.M. Reporter