EasyJet passenger traffic up 14.4% in May

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EasyJet has posted a 14.4% year-on-year rise in passenger numbers to 5.42 million for May.

The low-cost carrier's load factor for the month rose 3.9 percentage points to 88%.

Over the past 12 months it has handled 56.9 million passengers - a 7.4% increase on the same metric for May 2011.

Load factors are also up 1.5 percentage points on a rolling 12-month basis, reaching 88.5%.