EasyJet and Aer Lingus reveal upturn in March

EasyJet and Aer Lingus reveal upturn in March

EasyJet and Aer Lingus have both released improved traffic figures for March.

The UK budget carrier saw passenger numbers rise by 4.4% over the same month last year to 4.6 million, with an improved load factor of 88%.

EasyJet’s rolling 12 month passenger numbers were up by almost 9% to 55.7 million. Aer Lingus passenger figures rose by 8.2% last month across its network.

The Irish carrier’s mainline operations saw numbers grow by 6.4% to 736,000 over March last year. Short-haul carryings were up by 5.4% to 663,000 while long-haul numbers increased by almost 16% to 73,000.

The overall passenger load factor increased by five percentage points to 75.8%. Aer Lingus Regional passenger numbers were up by 30.4% to 73,000.

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