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Monday 22 September 2014

Aer Lingus passenger numbers affected by industrial action threat in November

Published 06/12/2012 | 12:47

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A threat of industrial action at Aer Lingus last month impacted its passenger numbers in November, according to the airline.

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Aer Lingus said this morning that it carried 680,000 passengers in November, down 0.4pc on the corresponding month in 2011.



Its short-haul passenger numbers fell 2.2pc to 593,000, but long-haul passenger numbers were 13pc higher at 87,000.



Aer Lingus has carried just over 9m passengers in the year to date – 1.3pc more than in the corresponding period in 2011.



Aer Lingus Regional, the service operated by Aer Arann, carried 86,000 passengers in November – 28.4pc more than in November 2011. In the year to date, the service has carried 927,000 passengers, a third more than in the corresponding period in 2011.



Aer Lingus shares are unchanged at €1.08.



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