Easyjet, the budget carrier airline have left the fears created by the terror attacks, crashes and air strikes over the past year behind them as their passenger numbers had a jump in increase in May.

The airline’s recordings showed that they carried 6.9 million travellers in May, which is 5.7 per cent more passengers than a year ago even with last month’s Egypt Air crash and French air traffic control strikes which contributed to 173 cancellations in the period. A major blow for all tourism.

However, the company said its load factor which is a measure of how full its aircraft is had dipped slightly by 0.1 per cent compared with 12 months ago.

The increase in attacks and tragedies related to travel over the past twelve months has had an affect on the airline as they posted half-year results which showed it had swung to a loss after recent terror attacks saw some passengers stay away.

Easyjet showed losses of £24 million for the six months to the end of March against profits of £7 million a year earlier.

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