EasyJet carried 2.9million passengers in November, a 13 per cent increase on a year earlier, helped by the addition of 46 routes during the year. It took the 12-month total to nearly 38million.
In a sign of its confidence in the low-cost market, easyJet announced six new routes for spring, including Bristol-Biarritz and Edinburgh-Nice.
In contrast, uncertainty surrounded Maxjet, which asked the Stock Exchange to suspend trading in its shares on the Aim market “pending clarification of its financial position”.
Maxjet declined to give further details but a spokesman said: “It is business as usual. Passengers who have tickets booked should note that it will be flying today, tomorrow and in the foreseeable future.”
Since floating on Aim at 138p the shares have nose-dived to 73dp.
The US company has its UK hub at Stansted and runs services to New York, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.