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Rise in Passenger Numbers for Irish Airlines

Published on Jul 4 2014 2:29 PM in General Industry

Rise in Passenger Numbers for Irish Airlines

The number of passengers travelling with Aer Lingus and Ryanair has once again increased.

A total of 995,000 passengers travelled with Aer Lingus last month, which is an increase of 4.9 per cent on June 2013.

Ryanair carried a total of 8.3 million passengers in June which is up 5 per cent on last year.

The airline has also flown a record 82.7 million customers in the 12 months to June 2014, which is up three per cent on the previous 12 months.

Ryanair attributed the increases to its recent efforts to improve overall customer experience.

Ryanair's load factor, or the amount of seats filled per flight, also rose from 84 per cent to 88 per cent. However Aer Lingus' load factor fell slightly by 0.7 per cent to 85.5 per cent.

These statistics are sure to be a welcome relief, as airlines throughout Europe had to deal with the effects of the French Air Traffic Control strike last month.

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