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Aer Lingus in 25pc fall

PASSENGER numbers at Aer Lingus dropped by more than 25pc last month as travel was hit by the bad weather.

The number of people travelling with the airline fell from 766,000 in December 2009 to 572,000 last month. Short-haul passenger numbers were down 27.3pc to 504,000, while long-haul numbers fell by 6.8pc to 68,000 from 73,000.