Aer Lingus Regional saw a 12 per cent increase in passengers in September compared to September 2013.
Aer Lingus Regional, which is operated by Stobart Air, carried a total of 118,601 passengers in September, which was its fifteenth consecutive month of growth. Passenger increase was greatest at Shannon, which saw a 43 per cent increase. Dublin passengers increased by 12 per cent and Cork by 9 per cent.
The Dublin to London Southend route increased by 22 per cent, while the Dublin to Kerry route expericed record growth of 10 per cent as a result of extra flights and capacity for the All Ireland final. The airline also experienced a 9 per cent growth on its Scottish routes - including a 26 per cent growth on its Dublin to Glasgow route - due to the Ryder Cup.
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The airline's passenger numbers from January to September 2014 increased by 23 per cent on the same period last year.
Aer Lingus Regional now operates 28 routes and will begin to operate two new routes to England in the next six months; Dublin to Leeds Bradford and Dublin to East Midlands.