EasyJet carried 2.2 million passengers in February, up 16.3% from a year earlier. Load factor lost 2.7 points to 85.9%. "Passenger numbers rose by a satisfactory 16.3% in February, and load factors were ahead of the 12-month rolling average. It should be noted that the load factor for February 2004 was unusually high," CEO Ray Webster said. Last week, competitor Ryanair reported a 13% increase in February passengers to 2.1 million. For the rolling 12 months ending Feb. 28, easyJet ...

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