By Claire West
easyJet, the UK's largest airline, is set for the busiest day in its history today (Friday) — as it operates over 1,400 flights for the first time.
The airline, founded in 1995, has a record breaking 1,406 flights scheduled as over 200,000 passengers jet off for their Easter holidays.
The schedule will see an easyJet aircraft take off or land on average every 1 minute throughout the day. The timetable will enable the airline to safely deliver their industry leading on time performance on the busiest day of the year so far.
The most popular destinations for passengers across Europe departing on 18 April are London, Geneva, Milan and Berlin. Around 120,000 passengers will travel on flights to and from the UK on this day. The most popular destination for Brits seeking Easter sun are Malaga, Alicante and Majorca.
Catherine Lynn, easyJet Group Commercial Director, said:
"Friday 18 April will be the busiest day in easyJet's history, with 1,406 flights scheduled for the first time. The combination of Easter and the start of our peak summer flying programme has seen strong demand across the network and we expect to carry over 200,000 passengers on Good Friday.
"With such a busy schedule we are working hard to ensure everyone flying with easyJet has an easy and affordable start to their Easter break, with friendly service wherever you are travelling to or from. Customers choosing easyJet also benefit from mobile boarding passes and real time updates on every service from our Flight tracker app."
easyJet's busiest day to date saw 1367 scheduled flights take off and land on 12 September 2013. easyJet now carries over 61 million passenger annually on a network spanning 689 routes and 34 countries.