Airbus 319 in easyJet colours

Shares in easyJet were up on the FTSE 250 after the airline was voted the best low cost airline by business travellers for the tenth year in a row.

The award was given by Business Traveller Magazine, which polled its readers to find the best airlines.

While easyJet was awarded Best Low Cost Airline, British Airways was voted Best Short-Haul Carrier, while BA's Executive Club was deemed to be the Best Frequent Flyer Programme.

Carolyn McCall, Chief Executive of easyJet, said, "To be voted Best Low-Fares Airline by the world's travelling public for ten years in a row is a huge honour and testament to the hard work and dedication of our people. This achievement demonstrates what a powerful product and brand easyJet is."

By 11:20 shares in easyJet were up 0.91 per cent on the FTSE 250 to 389.20 pence per share.