Passenger numbers up at Aer Lingus and wider IAG group

Aer Lingus carried 880,000 passengers in March, up 8% on the same month in 2018

Load factor rose by 0.8 percentage points  to 81.3

Load factor rose by 0.8 percentage points to 81.3

 

Aer Lingus recorded an 8 per cent rise in the number of passengers it carried last month versus March 2018.

The airline, which is now owned by International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG), carried 880,000 passenger in March, as against 815,000 for the same month a year earlier. Load factor rose by 0.8 percentage points during that period to 81.3.

For the year-to-date, passenger numbers were up 7.5 per cent to 2.2 million with load factor down 1.5 percentage points to 73.3.

IAG, which also owns British Airways and Iberia, said it carried 5.7 per cent more passengers overall last March.

Passenger volumes rose to 9.2 million from 8.6 million while load factor rose by 0.6 percentage points to 83.7 per cent.IAG traffic in March,

IAG traffic in March, as measured in revenue passenger kilometres, increased by 5.1 per cent versus the same period a year ago Capacity measured in available seat kilometres increased 4.4 per cent.

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