Thursday, 5 September 2013

Ryanair becomes first European airline to carry 9 million passengers in one month

                                                   
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair is the first European airline to carry 9 million passengers in one month, as passenger numbers increased by 1% in August to 9.02 million passenger. It's load factor increased by 1 point to 89%.

In the rolling 12 months period to end of August it carried 80.2  million passengers up 2%.

Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said "Ryanair carried over 9m passengers in August 2013, the first European airline to do so and our load factor also rose by 1% from 88% to 89%."

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Aer Lingus reports record long-haul growth & load factor

                                                   
Record Long-Haul Growth & Load Factor 
Aer Lingus announced it carried a total of 1.126 million passenger including Aer Lingus Regional in August. The airline stated the heatwave in July effected it's August short-haul bookings down 2.4%.

In long-haul passengers it carried a record 121,000 passengers up 17.5% on an 15.7% increase in capacity with a  load factor of 94.9% up 1.2 points (Full flights). This underscores the success of it's long-haul Dublin hub strategy providing connectivity with partners to drive passenger volumes, and summer peak traffic with The Gathering 2013.

It carried 884,00 short-haul passengers down 2.4% on an 1.9% reduction in capacity with a load factor of 82.1% down 2.5 points.

Aer Lingus Regional carried 121,000 passengers in July up 13.1%.

Year to date Aer Lingus carried 7.33 million passengers up 2.1%.

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