Passengers uplifted by EasyJet in UK 2008-2019

Over the last ten years, easyJet's passenger numbers in the UK have been steadily increasing over this period, up from 37.6 million passengers in 2008 to 51.85 million passengers uplifted in 2019.


EasyJet is a British low-cost airline, founded in 1995, with headquarters at London Luton Airport in the United Kingdom (UK). EasyJet's flights include national and international destinations. In 2017, easyJet UK Ltd joined the easyJet Airline Company Ltd Group. This addition made it UK's biggest airline in terms of passengers transported. Since 1995, the airline group expanded its operation and capacity at a progressive pace. The changes in the number of passengers traveling, net profit and passenger aircraft kilometers demonstrate easyJet’s rapid progress. The number of passengers traveling with EasyJet increased steadily in the past ten years, up from 45 million people in 2009 to 96 million people in 2019. Consequently, the annual net profit of EasyJet plc increased from 71 million British pounds in 2009 to 349 million British pounds in 2019. In 2018, passenger aircraft kilometers of easyJet reached over 568 million kilometers globally, up from 335.7 million kilometers in 2008.

Low-cost carriers in Europe

The low-cost carrier (LCC) market doubled in size between 2007 and 2018 worldwide. Although at a much slower pace, LCCs in Europe held 41 percent of the total seats in the region, up from 32 percent in 2008. European LCCs had approximately 1,640 aircraft in-service as of April 2019. When ranked by the number of passengers transported, Ryanair, EasyJet, Eurowings and Norwegian and Wizz Air were the leading LLCs in Europe. For instance, Ryanair alone uplifted over 137 million passengers as of 2018. In 2018, the Irish-headquartered LCC, Ryanair, was ranked fifth among leading airline groups in Europe.

Number of passengers uplifted by EasyJet Airline Company Ltd in the UK from 2008 to 2019 (in millions)*

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Release date

May 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2008 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Figures for years previous to 2017 published earlier by the source.
Figures for 2018 include easyJet Airline Company Ltd and easyJet UK Ltd.
Figures have been rounded.

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