easyJet expects record number of passengers for Easter getaway

easyJet will welcome over 2.4 million passengers on its flights over the Easter holidays (1 – 17 April) in what is set to be the busiest Easter getaway in the airline’s history. Numbers will peak on Good Friday, 14 April when almost 250,000 passengers are expected to fly on 1,628 flights across the network. In the UK alone, over 141,134 passengers are set to fly to or from easyJet’s UK airports on 934 flights on Friday 14 April, toppling another record for the most customers travelling with the airline on one day during…

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Uzbekistan Airways to weigh passengers before boarding

Uzbekistan Airways passengers will be directed to a “special weighing machine” at the departure gate, to determine each person’s average weight with their hand baggage. The airline said that individual passengers’ weights would not be disclosed, and “full confidentiality of results is guaranteed”, with the weighing machine only categorising passengers by sex and into adult and child groups. “According to the rules of International Air Transport Association, airlines are obliged to carry out the regular procedures of preflight control passengers weighing with hand baggage to observe requirements for ensuring flight…

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