Friday 24 October 2014

Aer Lingus passenger numbers dip in May, figures include 'strike' Friday

Published 06/06/2014 | 07:51

Aer Lingus cabin crew protesting at the roundabout outside Dublin Airport yesterday.
Aer Lingus cabin crew protesting at the roundabout outside Dublin Airport yesterday.

NEW figures show total passenger numbers fell at Aer Lingus in May, with the data including the Bank Holiday 'strike' Friday while fell on May 30.

The airline carried few short haul passengers than in April with the figures down by 3.5pc to 795,000.

But its long-haul numbers were up by 20.6pc to 129,000 but overall there was an 0.8pc drop in the figures.

The figures include the Friday of the last bank holiday when cabin crew held pickets over proposed roster changes.

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