easyJet announced (02-Nov-2009) it has exceeded its passenger volume targets on its London-Helsinki route, with the carrier passing the 100,000-passenger mark in Oct-2009. According to easyJet, the route's popularity is explained in particular by the high number of business passengers now choosing to fly on LCCs. During the past year, easyJet has garnered a 13% share of the market on the competitive Helsinki-London route. [more]
easyJet: “The legacy carriers have lost some of their market share to us. For this we can thank the business travellers, who favour easyJet’s speed and convenience. easyJet is one of those rare airlines which have thrived in spite of the global recession. Our business model is precisely calculated and adapts quickly to changes," Thomas Haagensen, Regional General Manager, Northern Europe. Source: easyJet, 02-Nov-2009.