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We need Irish airline competition ©

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                                                    It is in the consumer interest the government maintains it's two airline competition policy following the third Ryanair's take-over bid for Aer Lingus, although Ryanair have stated the landscape  has changed dramatically fundamentally since it's last bid the competitition case against approving the bid is even more stronger than before. A staggering thirty four scheduled carriers have exited the Irish market through  bankruptcy , consolidation & route network adjustment to re-focus on assets on routes where they earn a higher rate of return . The extensive list of  scheduled carriers include:   Air Southwest, Air Wales,   Alitalia,  Bmibaby, Blue 1,   BMI Regional , Basiq Air, Centralwings, Cimber Sterling, Clickair,   CSA Czech Airlines, Cityflier,  Easyjet, Estonia Air, Euromanx, FlyLAL, Flyglobepsan, Futura International,  GoFly, Hapag Lioyd Express (HLX.com),  Jetbird, Luxair, LOT Polish Airlines,Manx2, Malev

European Airlines Report May Traffic ©

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                                                              Air Berlin announced it carried 3.089 million passengers down 6.4% with a load factor of 76.4% up 0.6% on a 7.2% reduction in capacity as the carrier continues the roll out of ‘Shape & Size’ efficiency programme. The airline has carried 12.260 million passengers year to date down 5.3%. Air France-KLM announced that it carried 6.55 million passengers down 0.8% with a load factor of 80.8% up 1% on a 1.4% reduction in capacity.                                                         Finnair announced it carried 737,000 passengers up 7.2% with a load factor of 74.4% up 4.9% IAG announced it carried 4.81 million passengers up 9.3% with a load factor of 78.6% up 0.5%. Lufthansa Group announced it carried 9.23 million passengers up 0.9% with a load factor of 77.9% down 0.1%.                                                             Norwegian Air Shuttle announced it carried 1.375 million pas

Irish Airlines Report May Traffic ©

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                                                               The Aer Lingus Group (Including Aer Lingus Regional) announced that it carried 970,000 passengers in May up 2.4% with a load factor of 76.2% up 2.9%. In the short-haul segment it carried 793,000 passengers down 1.1% with a load factor of 73.8% up 0.9% with revenue passenger kilometres down 0.4% to 895 million on available seat kilometres down 1.6%. In the long-haul segment it carried 89,000 passengers up 12.7% with a load factor of 81.5% up 7.4% with revenue RPK’S up 10.5% on ASK up 0.5%. The strong performance of the long-haul operation reflect the success of its business model with multiple partnerships and the ability to feed connecting over it’s Dublin base offsetting the on-going weakness in domestic demand. Aer Lingus Regional carried 88,000 passengers up 33.3% and year to date have carried 351,000 passengers and as usual figures exclude traffic carried on the United Airlines Joint-Venture Washington Dul

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