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Aer Lingus figures up

AER Lingus has recorded a boost in last month's passenger numbers -- up by 8.8pc.

The airline said that short-haul numbers jumped by 6.9pc to 554,000 while long-haul numbers jumped by a massive 15.4pc to 45,000. The airline said the load factor in February rose by a percentage point to 67.3pc. The group also announced the opening of a new route between Dublin and London Southend.