Thursday 22 March 2018

Aer Lingus passenger numbers up 3pc in September

AER Lingus has reported nearly a 3pc rise in passenger numbers in September.

The airline said its numbers rose to 954,000 from 927,000 the same time last year, a rise of 2.9pc.

The number of short-haul passengers rose by 2.5pc to 862,000, while long haul booked passengers increased by 7pc to 92,000.

Aer Lingus also said that its passengers on its regional routes were 71,000, an increase of 44.9pc.

The airline said that its booked load factor - how many seats it fills on each flight - increased by 2.9 points to 83.9pc.

The short haul booked load factor was 82.5pc, up 1.9 points on the same time last year.

Its long haul booked load factor also rose, gaining 5.2 points to 87pc.

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