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More flying with budget airlines

Two leading budget airlines enjoyed healthy rises in the number of passengers they carried last month, according to new figures.

A total of 7.68 million people travelled on Ryanair flights in August 2010 - a 12% rise on the August 2009 figure.

Meanwhile, easyJet carried 5.2 million passengers last month - an increase of 8.4% on August last year.

Ryanair's planes flew 89% full last month compared with 90% in August 2009, while easyJet's aircraft were 92.3% full in August 2010 compared with 91.8% in August 2009.

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