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Friday 23 February 2018

Aer Lingus traffic dips 0.1pc in October

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The number of booked passengers on Aer Lingus flights in October dipped 0.1pc to 907,000, according to new data from the carrier.

The decline comes just a week after the airline forecast that it expects profit for the current year to be at the top end of a €35m to €42m range.

The number of passengers on its short-haul services in October was flat at 831,000 as capacity rose 0.8pc, while on long-haul routes the figure fell 1.3pc to 76,000, with capacity having been cut 3.9pc.

Aer Lingus had a total of 8.48 million booked passengers in the year to date, down 0.8pc on the previous corresponding period. Overall passenger traffic at airports in Europe rose 7pc in September compared with 2010.

Irish Independent

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