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easyJet to cut capacity at Luton by 20% and close East Midlands base


easyJet recently announced plans to reduce capacity at London Luton Airport by 20% and close its East Midlands Airport base in 2010. The LCC stated it will move this capacity to more profitable airports and expects most aircraft will be redeployed to continental European bases, to maintain its targetted growth of 7.5% p/a. [1203 words]

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  • Reaches growth agreement with Sir Stelios
  • Passenger traffic continues to rise
  • Expands into Morocco and Dusseldorf
  • Liverpool-Belfast service becomes easyJet’s busiest route
  • Planning to trial mobile check-in

Graphs and data:

  • easyJet fleet plans: 2009-2013
  • easyJet passenger numbers and load factor growth (percentage growth year-on-year): Aug-2008 to Jul-2009
  • Belfast capacity share by carrier (week commencing 02-Sep-09)
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