Aer Lingus September Passenger Numbers Up 5 Per Cent

Aer Lingus September Passenger Numbers Up 5 Per Cent

Aer Lingus traffic statistics for September 2011 show that total booked passenger numbers, including Aer Lingus Regional operations, increased by 5.0%. The airline said: “This reflects the continuation of the positive trend noted in Aer Lingus’s recent trading update.”

Total booked passenger numbers were 954,000, an increase of 2.9% compared to September 2010. Short-haul booked passengers were 862,000, a 2.5% increase on September 2010, while long-haul booked passengers were 92,000, a 7.0% increase on September 2010.

Booked load factor increased by 2.9 points on September 2010 to 83.9%. Short-haul booked load factor was 82.5%, an increase of 1.9 points on September 2010, with capacity increasing by 1.7%. Long-haul booked load factor was 87.0%, an increase of 5.2 points on September 2010, with capacity increasing by 0.7%.

Aer Lingus Regional’s total booked passenger numbers were 71,000, an increase of 44.9% compared to September 2010.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

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