Aer Lingus have announced a fall in their total passenger numbers in their traffic statistics for August.
Aer Lingus’ total passenger numbers in August 2010 were 1,012,000, a 7.1% decrease on the numbers from August 2009, which were 1,089,000.
Overall load factor in the month rose to 85.7%, an increase of 2.7 points compared to August 2009.
Capacity was reduced on a planned basis resulting in a capacity decrease of 13.3%.
Long haul load factor was 89.9%, an increase of 10.2 points on 2009, with capacity decreasing by 27.3%.
Short haul load factor was 83.8%, a decrease of 1.2 points on 2009, with capacity decreasing by 4.5%.
Long haul passengers were 99,000, a 14.7% decrease on August 2009.
Short haul passengers were 913,000, a 6.2% decrease on August 2009.