Aer Lingus May Passengers Up 2.4 Per Cent

Aer Lingus May Passengers Up 2.4 Per Cent

Aer Lingus has reported that total flown passenger numbers for May 2012, including Aer Lingus Regional operations, increased by 2.4%. Passenger numbers were 882,000, an increase of 0.1% compared to May 2011. Short-haul flown passengers in May 2012 were 793,000, a decrease of 1.1% on May 2011, while long-haul flown passengers in May 2012 were 89,000, an increase of 12.7% on May 2011.

Flown passenger load factor in May 2012 increased by 2.9 points on May 2011 to 76.2%. Short-haul flown load factor was 73.8%, an increase of 0.9 points on May 2011, with capacity decreasing by 1.6%. Long-haul flown load factor was 81.5%, an increase of 7.4 points on May 2011, with capacity increasing by 0.5%.

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Aer Lingus Regional’s total flown passenger numbers in May 2012 were 88,000, an increase of 33.3% compared to May 2011.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

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