Aer Lingus traffic statistics for March 2012 show that total system flown passenger numbers, comprising Aer Lingus Mainline and Aer Lingus Regional, increased by 8.2%.
Mainline passengers were 736,000, an increase of 6.4% compared to March 2011. Short-haul passengers were 663,000, an increase of 5.4%, while long-haul passengers were 73,000, an increase of 15.9%. The load factor increased 5.0 points to 75.8%. Short-haul load factor was 72.6%, an increase of 3.4 points, with capacity increasing by 1.1%. Long-haul load factor was 82.0%, an increase of 8.2 points, with capacity increasing by 4.0%.
Regional passenger numbers were 73,000, an increase of 30.4%.