61m passengers flew easyJet in 2013

Low-fare airline easyJet carried an increased number of passengers in 2013.

Low-fare airline easyJet carried an increased number of passengers in 2013.

A total of 61.33 million passengers travelled with the carrier last year - a 3.6% rise on the figure for 2012.

The latest annual figure was boosted by December 2013 figures which showed that easyJet carried 4.49 million passengers during the month - 3.5% more than in December 2012.

EasyJet's planes flew 89.3% full last year - a slight rise on the 2012 figure of 88.9%.

Meanwhile, aircraft-making company Boeing has announced it delivered 648 commercial planes in 2013 - a record for the Seattle-based business.