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Irish Airlines See Rise in Passenger Numbers

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Irish Airlines, Aer Lingus and Ryanair, have both seen a rise in passenger numbers for August.

Aer Lingus carried a total of 1.205 million passengers in August, which was a 7 per cent increase from the 1.126 million passengers it carried in August last year.

Passenger numbers increased across all areas of its business; long haul was up by over 22 per cent, short hall increased by 3.3 per cent and passengers on Aer Lingus Regional rose by 19 per cent.

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The overall load factor - how many seats it fills on each flight - rose by 1.2 per cent to 87.8 per cent.

Ryanair carried 9.4 million passengers in August, an increase of 400,000 passengers on last year, which equates to a 4 per cent increase.

Ryanair's load factor rose by 4 per cent to 93 per cent.

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