easyJet breaks record for customers travelling home for Christmas

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The FINANCIAL — This Friday is predicted to be the busiest Christmas getaway day in the airline’s history when more than 204,000 passengers will fly on over 1300 flights across the network. A record 2.5m passengers will fly with the airline between 17th December and 4th January with customers travelling early to avoid the last minute Christmas eve rush.

In the UK alone, 115,000 passengers are set to fly to or from easyJet’s UK airports on Friday toppling the record for the most passengers travelling with the airline on one day during Christmas. From Friday until Christmas eve, 135,000 passengers will travel domestically across UK as they travel home to spend Christmas with their families, according to easyJet.

Amsterdam and Geneva top the list of most popular destinations with customers taking the opportunity to explore some last minute Christmas markets or fly to Geneva which is extremely popular for those heading to the Alps and hitting the slopes, using the Swiss city as a gateway. Paris is the fourth most popular destination with thousands of customers choosing to visit the French capital for Christmas.

Sophie Dekkers, Director UK Market, easyJet said: “We are seeing high demand across our entire network of more than 750 routes on Friday 18 December as more people than ever before are flying either home or on holiday with us this Christmas in what will be our busiest Christmas ever.

“The Christmas period has always been one of our busiest times of year for our customers and this year will be no exception. Whether customers are flying to visit friends and family or incorporating skiing into their Christmas breaks by flying via any number of our ski destinations including Geneva, Lyon, Grenoble and Innsbruck, we are doing everything possible to make our customer’s Christmas travel as easy and of course, affordable as possible.”

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