Aer Lingus has announced traffic statistics for November 2012 showing that total flown passenger numbers, including Aer Lingus Regional operations, increased by 2.1% to 766,000 compared to November 2011.
Short-haul flown passengers, including Aer Lingus Regional, were 679,000, an increase of 1.0% on November 2011, while long-haul flown passengers were 87,000, an increase of 13.0%.
Aer Lingus mainline’s flown passenger load factor in November 2012 increased by 1.5 points on November 2011 to 76.6%. Short-haul flown load factor was 70.5%, a decrease of 3.1 points, with capacity decreasing by 2.7%. Short-haul flown load factor performance, with its high dependency on Irish originating demand, was adversely impacted by threatened industrial action in the month. Long-haul flown load factor was 85.7%, an increase of 8.4 points on November 2011, with capacity increasing by 1.3%.