Aer Lingus sees fall off in passenger numbers

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.

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