Thursday, 5 July 2012

Irish Airlines Report June Traffic ©


The Aer Lingus Group including Aer Lingus Regional announced it carried 918,000 passengers in June up 4%.The airline carried 99,000 long-haul passengers up 12.5% with a load factor of 92.4% up 9% on an 0.1% increase in capacity and it carried 819,000 short-haul passengers up 0.1% with a load factor of 78.1% up 1.4% on flat capacity as two Airbus A320s where returned to lessors.

The Aer Lingus Regional operation carried 95,000 passengers up 41.8% and year to date it been a strong growth driver carrying 447,000 passengers up 31% exceeding the performance of Long-haul’s 433,000 passengers, as usual figures exclude traffic carried on the joint-venture United Airlines Washington Dulles to Madrid route.

The June figures demonstrate the success of its business model with strong performance on the Transatlantic with passenger numbers up 12.5% with load factors up 9% indicating a considerable volume may be using Dublin Airport T2 for connections.

Aer Lingus has outperformed Association of European Airlines (mainly so-called legacy carriers, as the Aer Lingus passenger load factor was higher on short-haul routes (78.1% v 76.2) and North Atlantic segments (92.4% v. 89.7%).


Ryanair announced that it carried 7.79 million passengers in June up 6% with a load factor of 84% and year to date it has carried 77.08 million passengers.

The airline announced its 51st European Base in Maastricht which will commence in December with a single Boeing 737-800 operating a total of 14 routes including three new routes to Dublin (Operating x 3 times weekly), London Stansted and Venice Treviso. The airline plans to carry 450,000 passengers from the new base in the first year of operation.   

Irish Aviation Research Institute © 5th July 

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