Saturday 18 November 2017

Aer Lingus reports increased passenger numbers in June

Aer Lingus planes at Dublin Airport
Aer Lingus planes at Dublin Airport
Gavin McLoughlin

Gavin McLoughlin

Aer Lingus traffic jumped 2pc year-on-year to 1.148 million passengers in June.

The overall passenger load factor - the extent to which its planes were full - for the month was up 0.3 percentage points to 85.8pc.

Transatlantic traffic grew sharply with passenger numbers up 15.6pc to 163,000 for the month.

Short haul passenger numbers increased by 1.5pc to 867,000, compared to 854,000 in June 2014.

However, passenger numbers on the airline's regional service fell 9.2pc to 188,000.

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