easyJet carried 6.9 million people last month, a 5.7% rise from a year earlier. Despite this growth, the airline’s load factor dipped by 0.1 percentage points year on year to 91.5%. These figures are very impressive indeed given that easyJet was forced to make 173 flight cancellations in May due to strike action in Europe and was impacted by residual terrorist worries following attacks on aircraft and cities. Even so, easyJet shares are trading down today as investors compared the airline to Ryanair, which has reported an increase in load factor during the period. EasyJet is tracking Ryanair with a

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