Dublin & London, 7 November 2011: Aer Lingus Group plc (“Aer Lingus”), today announced traffic statistics for the month of October 2011.
Total booked passenger numbers, including Aer Lingus Regional operations, increased by 1.6% in October which represents a continuation of the positive trend in Aer Lingus’ recent results.
Aer Lingus’ booked load factor in October 2011 increased by 2.1 points on October 2010 to 78.5%. Short haul booked load factor was 81.0%, an increase of 2.0 points on October 2010, with capacity increasing by 0.8%. Long haul booked load factor was 73.1%, an increase of 2.0 points on October 2010, with capacity decreasing by 3.9%.
Aer Lingus’ total booked passenger numbers, in October 2011 were 907,000 a decrease of 0.1% compared to October 2010. Short haul booked passengers in October 2011 were in line with October 2010 at 831,000, while long haul booked passengers in October 2011 were 76,000, a 1.3% decrease on October 2010.
Aer Lingus Regional’s total booked passenger numbers in October 2011 were 69,000, an increase of 30.2% compared to October 2010.
Detailed traffic statistics are set out on the second page of the attached press release.