Aer Lingus owner IAG sees 9.3% increase in passenger numbers

Aer Lingus owner IAG sees 9.3% increase in passenger numbers

IAG, the company which owns Aer Lingus and British Airways, saw a 9.3% increase in the number of passengers carried in December when compared with 2014.

This includes a 6.5% increase in revenue for the group.

IAG airlines carried almost 95 million passengers in 2015.

Aer Lingus joined the IAG stable in August after shareholders voted to accept a takeover following a statement from IAG that Aer Lingus would remain an "iconic Irish brand" with its base and management team in Ireland.

The Government gave the green light to the €1.4bn bid in May last year.

Under the deal, IAG said it has agreed to a number of “legally binding” promises on the future of Aer Lingus, including the development of Dublin as a hub for transatlantic routes.

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