Easyjet shares also rose, picking up by 3.1% to £13.39 following strong results from rival Ryanair. The Irish airline said it expected record annual profits this year despite disruptions to schedules that forced the cancellation of 20,000 flights earlier this year.
Shares in Ryanair ended 6.4% higher at €16.82 in Dublin.
Just Eat jumped 5.4% to 780p after the takeaway ordering website reported a 47% surge in revenues in its latest quarter.
On the currency markets, the pound was 0.5% higher against the dollar at $1.3271 and enjoyed a similar rise against the euro at €1.1392.