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Fall in Passenger Numbers for Aer Lingus

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Fall in Passenger Numbers for Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus experienced a slight drop in passenger number last month, as short-haul traffic suffered a decline.

Aer Lingus and its regional service Stobart Air saw a two per cent decrease in total passenger traffic, the Irish Times reports. The total passenger number was down to 627,000 in February compared to 640,000 the month previous.

Long-haul traffic, however, increased 21.7 per cent to 56,000 passengers. Load factor, which measures how many seats are sold on each individual flight, was up nearly two per cent to 69.2 per cent.

Aer Lingus, which is subject to an ongoing takeover bid from British Airways parent company IAG, has seen traffic decrease nearly four per cent so far this year, compared to 2014.