EasyJet fares soar by a quarter this Easter as flight bookings surge

rent current easyJet have increased by almost a quarter for this year easter holidays,

Johan Lundgren, the airline’s chief executive, said Independent That same-sex prices for Easter 2023 are currently 24 percent higher than the previous pre-Covid year, 2019.

Britain’s biggest budget airline has reported better-than-expected results for its fiscal first quarter as demand for sunshine surges.

Each seat flown by easyJet between October and December 2022 earned EasyJet £67, 36 per cent more than a year earlier.

Part of this was due to high load factors, with an average of 87 percent of seats filled in the last three months of 2022 – 10 percent more than last year.

During October to December, EasyJet lost £133m – around £1.5m a day. But it was better than the airline’s estimate.

Mr Lundgren said: “We have seen strong and sustained demand for travel in the first quarter, with approximately 50 per cent more customers than last year.

“Many returned to booking during the traditional turn of year sales, where we filled five aircraft every minute in peak hours, which culminated in three record-breaking weekends for sales revenue this month.

“We expect to see the loss of our winter [for October 2022 to March 2023] Compared to last year, there has been a significant decrease in the first half.

“This will set us firmly on the path to delivering full year profitability where we expect to exceed current market expectations, creating value for customers, investors and the economies we serve. “

He said Egypt and Turkey are selling particularly strong as they offer good value to holidaymakers.

The EasyJet Holidays subsidiary, which offers packages based on the carrier’s flights, saw a 50 per cent increase in business – well above expectations.

earlier this month the offshoot was offering Limited number of holidays in Egypt for four weeks from £609 In January.