Bag charge lifts easyJet revenues

Press Association
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Low-cost airline easyJet has reported a surge in winter revenues after it increased baggage charges and bounced back from the previous year's snow-hit performance.

The group, which operates more than 580 routes across 30 countries, said total revenues were up 16.7% to £763 million in the three months to December 31, as it raised its first-bag charge by 16.9% to £4.70 per seat. Total fees and charges increased by 26.7% to £5.88 per seat.