Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Irish Airlines Report November Traffic ©

Aer Lingus announced that it carried 768,000 passengers in November up 8.8%, with the airline carrying 75,000 long-haul passengers up 4.2% with a load factor of 75% up 3.1%. The airline carried 624,000 short-haul passengers up 7.4% with a load factor of 75.6% up 3% and its Aer Lingus Regional Franchise operation carried 69,000 passengers up 30.2%.These figures as usual exclude passengers carried on the United Airlines Washington Dulles-Madrid joint-venture route.

Ryanair announced that it carried 4.68 million passengers in November down 8% with a load factor of 80% and in the rolling 12 months to the end of November it carried 76.7 million passengers. The 8% reduction, is an improvement on the 10% flagged reduction in passenger numbers as a result of the carrier parking 80 Boeing 737-800s.

Ryanair is to expand in the Irish Market for summer 2012 with the airline to launch a new route from Pisa Florence to Cork operating twice weekly from April 2012 and four new routes from Bergamo, Beauvais, Frankfurt Hahn, Girona to Ireland West Knock Airport from March 2012. These new routes are being supported by Tourism Ireland new €9 million marketing fund.

Ryanair continues its expansion across Europe with a new base announced in Billund with two Boeing 737-800s five new routes (19 in total) commencing in March 2012. The airline has announced 2 new routes from Bergamo, 6 new routes from East Midlands, 3 new routes from Frankfurt Hahn, 4 new routes from Glasgow Prestwick and 5 new routes from Pisa Florence including Cork to commence in summer 2012. 

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