EasyJet to carry 6 million passengers in France

23rd February 2007, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Feb 23, 2007 (AFP) - British no-frills airline easyJet said Friday it hoped to carry more than six million passengers in France this year and that it was planning to open six new routes from Paris and the French regions.

PARIS, Feb 23, 2007 (AFP) - British no-frills airline easyJet said Friday it hoped to carry more than six million passengers in France this year and that it was planning to open six new routes from Paris and the French regions.

Chief executive Andy Harrison also told reporters here that the airline, which has been operating in France for a decade, was aiming to develop its business passenger trade from its base in Paris' Orly airport.  

In 2006 the airline carried 33.7 million passengers in Europe last year, 5.4 million of them in France.

Group revenue leapt 14.9 percent to 366.2 million pounds (556 million euros, 721 million dollar) in the three months to December 31, 2006, compared with the same period of the previous fiscal year, easyJet said earlier this month.

France's highest administrative court in January rejected an appeal by easyJet over a decree that requires its aircrews based at French airports to abide by French, not British, labour laws.

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