Aer Lingus see drop in passenger numbers of 2.9pc
The number of people flying with Aer Lingus dropped almost 3pc to 989,000 total flown passengers in September 2013 in comparison with the previous year.
Today’s traffic statistics from the Irish airline includes figures from Aer Lingus Regional operations.
Over the last twelve months, the number of short haul flown passengers has decreased by 4.4pc to 881,000, according to the airline’s report.
Since September 2012, however, long haul flown passengers have jumped 11.3pc to a recorded figure of 108,000.
The carrier’s mainline flown passenger load factor – the number of seats filled compared to total capacity - decreased by 2.7 points to 81.7pc in the last year.
The short haul flown load factor for September 2013 decreased by 3.7 points to 77.7pc compared with the same month last year, with capacity dropping 4.6pc.
Meanwhile, long haul flown load factor was 88.7pc, a decrease of 2.0 points on September 2012, with a capacity increase by 14.7pc.