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Holiday-goers turn to EasyJet

EASYJET, the orange-crested no-frills carrier, said it carried 6.6 per cent more passengers in October than the same month last year.<br /><br />Seeking to scrimp even as the UK emerges from the economic slump, 4.22m passengers flew with EasyJet last month, despite the airline having made a series of cost cutting measures last month. EasyJet&rsquo;s load factor, which measures how full its planes are, also improved, hitting 86.8 per cent, up from 83.9 per cent year-on-year. The airline has grounded one in five Luton flights, and axed 40 jobs as it faced a hike in airport costs.<br />