Friday 20 October 2017

Aer Lingus posts small increase in March passengers

An Aer Lingus plane over Heathrow, which is a British Airways hub
An Aer Lingus plane over Heathrow, which is a British Airways hub

Paul O'Donoghue

Aer Lingus has posted a small 2pc increase in March traffic, carrying 815,000 passengers last month.

The increase was mainly due to an increase in long-haul traffic, with passenger numbers up over 25pc to 94,000 compared to 75,000 in the same period last year.

Short haul traffic fell slightly, from 628,000 to 625,000 passengers.

The airline's load factor, the extent to which planes were full, was up by 4.4pc to 79.1pc.

In the year-to-date, the airline’s total traffic is down by just under 1pc to 1.81m.

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