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Cheap Berlin hostels: EasyJet boast rising passenger statistics

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Cheap Berlin hostels: EasyJet boast rising passenger statistics
Low-fare airliner EasyJet has announced that, compared to last year, it is set to make a six per cent increase in total revenue per seat for the 2010 quarter ended September 30th.

It has pinpointed the routes from the UK to European destinations as having particularly great performances, with those booking a cheap Berlin hostel possibly helping by choosing to fly with this popular company.

The results are so good in fact that EasyJet has now announced that the impact on its financial results as a result of the Eyjafjalla volcano is likely to be £5 million less than first predicted at the time of the company's third quarter forecast, which it carried out on July 28th.

At that time, it was expected that the airspace disruption caused by the Icelandic natural disaster would impact the airline's results by £65 million, so any figure knocked off that sum will no doubt be met with joy at the company.

However, the constant stream of air traffic controller strikes has had a negative impact on EasyJet, with £6 million of compensation expected to be paid out as a result.

Carolyn McCall, chief executive for the airliner, commented: "The significant disruption caused to millions of passengers across Europe, however, demonstrates the urgent need for European governments and the European Commission to modernise Europe's outdated system of air traffic control providers and to end the ongoing strike action."

Fellow low-fare airliner Ryanair has echoed the calls for action to be taken to prevent air strike action from causing disruption to thousands of passengers hoping to travel to the affected countries and surrounding destinations, including those taking up cheap hostels in Berlin.

It even went as far as to condemn the European governments who have not taken a grasp of the situation and sorted out the mess earlier.

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