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Irish Airlines See Rise in Passenger Numbers

Published on Sep 4 2014 3:10 PM in General Industry

Irish Airlines See Rise in Passenger Numbers

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.

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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