EasyJet shares push FTSE 100 up

<p>EasyJet is a big mover on the FTSE 100.</p>

EasyJet is one of the companies providing a boost to the FTSE 100 index at the moment.

The budget airline is a relatively new arrival to the index but has settled in well and its shares soared 48p to 1,128 yesterday (April 2nd), reports the Guardian.

Traders are expecting the company to announce an impressive set of financial results later in the week, with analysts predicting a rise in profits as Britons booked flights abroad in a bid to evade the cold winter weather.

When the airline joined the FTSE 100 last month, EasyJet's chief executive Carolyn McCall stated she is confident that the firm can go from strength to strength in the coming years.

Sir Stelious Haji-Ioannou, who owns 37 per cent of the company, has previously stated it should not be pursuing expansion plans.

Not long after being added to the FTSE 100, EasyJet's share price stood at 1,050.00.

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