Aer Lingus passenger numbers flat for May

Aer Lingus passenger numbers flat for May

Aer Lingus passenger carryings remained flat in May at 882,000 over the same month last year.

Short-haul numbers were down by more than 1% to 793,000 while long-haul carryings grew by 12.7% to 89,000.

The Irish carrier’s regional passenger numbers, reported separately, rose by 33.3% to 88,000.

Total flown passenger numbers, including Aer Lingus Regional operations, increased by 2.4%.

The overall passenger load factor increased by 2.9 points on May 2011 to 76.2%.

Short-haul load factor was 73.8%, an increase of 0.9 points on May 2011, with capacity down by 1.6%.

The long-haul load factor was 81.5%, an increase of 7.4 points on May last year, with capacity increasing by 0.5%.

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