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Irish Airlines Report July Traffic ©

Aer Lingus announced that it carried 1.027 million passengers up 0.7% with a load factor of 84.7% down 1.1%. The airline carried 96,000 long-haul passengers down 3%, with a loaf factor of 86.8% down 3% on a 0.5% reduction in capacity. On the short-haul it carried 931,000 passengers up 1.1%, with a load factor of 83.7% down 0.3%, on a 2.6% increase in capacity. These figures exclude passengers carried on the United Airlines Joint-Venture Washington Dulles to Madrid route. The airline announced that Aer Lingus Regional carried 78,000 passengers in July up 47.2%, reflecting the expansion of services from the 27 th of March including Cork to Jersey Dublin to Aberdeen six times weekly, Bristol three times daily and Rennes weekly also Shannon to Edinburgh .   It will be interesting to see Aer Lingus Half Year Results which are to be released on the 24 th of August, in the context of extremely difficult market conditions with particular reference to Air Travel Tax, Dublin Airp