Vodafone shares continued to rally as the FTSE 100 closed up a quarter of a percent before the bank holiday.
The telecommunications firm was the index's standout performer, seeing its share price soar 4.64% to a little over 253.70p.
The FTSE 100 closed the day up 18.25 points (+0.26%) at 7,031.72, buoyed by news that the UK government borrowed £6.8bn in April, down from £9.3bn in the same month in 2014.
International Consolidated Airlines Group and easyJet continued to count their losses, as did travel firm TUI.
FTSE 100 biggest risers
FTSE 100 biggest fallers
International Consolidated Airlines Group -11.50 (-2.08%) 542.50
TUI -24.00 (-1.99%) 1,180.00
BT Group -8.10 (-1.76%) 451.05
Antofagasta Holdings -11.00 (-1.40%) 774.00
easyJet -19.00 (-1.18%) 1,591.00