Aer Lingus sees number of passengers drop by 50,000 in April
The number of passengers carried by Aer Lingus in April fell by over 50,000 compared to the same period last year.
The 923,000 passengers carried represented a decrease of more than 5pc on the 974,000 who flew with the airline in April of last year.
The main cause of the decrease was a fall in short haul traffic, which was down from 751,000 to 710,000.
However, the company's long haul traffic saw a small increase, rising by 1.8pc from 111,000 to 113,000.
The airline's overall load factor also saw an increase of more than 2pc which it said reflects "the successful implementation of the airline’s demand led strategies".