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Easyjet 'stealing' passengers from BA and Air France

Easyjet's rise in business passengers has been driven by its introduction of allocated seat, the airline's chief executive Carolyn McCall has said.

She told Radio 4's Today programme that the airline had taken business travellers from "legacy carriers" such as Air France, Lufthansa and British Airways.

The carrier recorded a pre-tax loss of £53m for the six months to 31 March, against a £61m loss a year earlier.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Tuesday 13 May.