LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) – British budget airline easyJet (EZJ.L) flew 9.4 percent more passengers in June year-on-year, its largest monthly increase since before flights were interrupted by a volcanic ash cloud from Iceland in April. The airline carried 4.54 million passenger in June, up from 4.15 million a year ago, while its load factor — a measure of how it fills its planes — increased 0.9 percentage points to 87.2 percent.
Passenger numbers at rival Ryanair (RYA.I) rose 15 percent in June, the Irish airline said on Monday, while they fell 11.1 percent at strike-hit British Airways (BAY.L). [ID:nWLA7687] [ID:nLDE6640HR]
(Reporting by Paul Sandle, Editing by Rosalba O’Brien)