EasyJet profits surge as new strategy pays off

Adrian Holliday

While Ryanair warns of a profits rough landing (twice, in fact) and attempts to become 'friendlier', easyJet are flying high: the Luton-based airline confirmed this morning it made £478m in full year pre-tax profits. More than 50% up on 2012.

Led by boss Carolyn McCall (pictured), what is easyJet doing right that chief rival Ryanair isn't? %VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%