Record Sales for Eurostar in 2009

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Eurostars ticket sales for 2009 totalled a record 675.5 million, an increase of 1.7% on 2008, as Eurostar welcomed 9.2 million travellers throughout the year. The volume of travellers year on year increased by 1.2%.

Eurostars Brussels route saw the highest growth in 2009. The number of passengers travelling between London and Brussels increased by 6% in 2009, in comparison to 2008, Eurostars Paris route experienced a 1% increase in the number of travellers.

An upturn in overall sales for 2009 meant that revenue for 2009 increased by 1.7%, this was boosted by a strong leisure sales performance with sales of these tickets up by 15.6% year-on-year. Whilst the economic environment remained challenging throughout the year, the second half of 2009 saw a bottoming-out in the business market.

These figures include the period of serious disruption to Eurostar services in December 2009.

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