Posted on: 05 September 2013 by Mark Howells
Aer Lingus Group has announced traffic statistics for the month of August 2013.
The total flown passenger numbers, including Aer Lingus Regional operations carried out by Aer Arann, increased by 0.9% to 1,126,000 in August 2013 compared with August 2012.
Short haul flown passengers, including Aer Lingus Regional, in August 2013 were 1,005,000, a decrease of 0.8% on August 2012, while long haul flown passengers in August 2013 were 121,000, an increase of 17.5% on August 2012.
Aer Lingus mainline’s flown passenger load factor in August 2013 decreased by 0.7 points on August 2012 to 86.6%. Short haul flown load factor was 82.1%, a decrease of 2.5 points on August 2012, with capacity decreasing by 1.9%.
The airline previously noted in its 2013 first half results outlook statement that good weather conditions in July had somewhat eroded its forward booking profile. The impact of this is reflected in the August short haul figures. The long haul flown load factor was 94.9%, an increase of 1.7 points on August 2012, with capacity increasing by 15.7% on prior year.