easyJet monthly traffic statistics for December 2012

Month ending December 2012 December 2011 Change
Passengers1 4,339,836 4,135,562 4.9%
Load Factor2 87.9% 85.6% 2.3pp

Rolling 12 months ending December 2012 December 2011 Change
Passengers1 59,204,632 55,471,760 6.7%
Load Factor2 88.9% 87.5% 1.4pp

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1Represents the number of earned seats flown. Earned seats include seats that are flown whether or not the passenger turns up because easyJet is a no-refund airline, and once a flight has departed a no-show customer is generally not entitled to change flights or seek a refund. Earned seats also include seats provided for promotional purposes and to staff for business travel.

2Represents the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of seats available for passengers. No weighting of the load factor is carried out to recognise the effect of varying flight (or "stage") lengths.