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Passenger Numbers Rise On Air Routes From Dublin To Donegal And Kerry

By Dave Simpson

Aer Lingus Regional has revealed that the number of passengers availing of the two public service obligation (PSO) routes it operates between Dublin and Kerry and Dublin and Donegal has risen by 10%.

The Irish Times reports that Aer Lingus Regional operator Stobart Air has transported more than 48,000 passengers on the two routes since it renewed its five year PSO contract in February.

The airline recorded a 12% increase in the number of passengers availing of the Kerry service compared to the same six-month period last year, while passenger numbers on the Dublin to Donegal service rose 7%.

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In 2017, over 84,000 passengers travelled on the two routes, with the figure expected to reach 100,000 passengers per year over the next half decade. Stobart Air says that of the passengers who use the routes, business travellers account for 27% of customers on the Kerry service and 23% of customers on the Donegal service.

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