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ELFAA airlines reports a 9% increase in 2009 pax

3-Mar-2010 12:58 PM

European Low Fares Airline Association (ELFAA) reports (02-Mar-2010) the following traffic highlights for its member airlines for the 12 months ended 31-Dec-2009:

  • Passenger numbers: 162.5 million, +8.7% year-on-year;
  • Load factor: 82.0%, n/a;
    • Ryanair: 82.0%;
    • easyJet: 86.0%;
    • Norwegian: 78.0%;
    • Vueling: 72.8%;
    • Wizz Air: 83.4%;
    • Flybe: n/a;
    • 77.0%;
    • 80.3%;
    • bmibaby: 67.2%;
    • SkyEurope^: 73.4%;
    • Blue Air: 81.0%;
    • Myair*: 70.7%;
    • Sverigeflyg: 72.3%. [more][more - Share Wrap]

*Estimated figure available until suspension of services in Jul-2009

^Estimated figures available until the termination of services on 01-Sep-2009

ELFAA: “These figures show clearly how ELFAA members are bucking the trend in the aviation sector when it comes to passenger numbers. It also demonstrates beyond any doubt that the economic crisis need not be an excuse for airlines to go cap in hand to governments pleading for unjust cash injections,” John Hanlon, Secretary-General. Source: ELFAA, 02-Mar-2010.