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Aer Lingus November traffic up despite threat of industrial action

The airline said passenger numbers increased by 2.1 per cent in November 2012 compared to the same month last year.

Image: James Horan/Photocall Ireland

PASSENGERS NUMBERS FLYING with Aer Lingus, including Aer Lingus Regional, have increased by 2.1 per cent to 766,000 in November 2012 compared to the same month last year, despite threats of industrial action at the time.

Around 679,000 passengers flew short haul last month, an increase of 1 per cent on November 2011, while 87,000 flew long haul an increase of 13 per cent on last November.

Last month, the seats the airline filled (passenger load factor) on its mainline service rose by 1.5 points on November 2011 to 76.6 per cent.

Short haul flown load factor was 70.5 per cent, a decrease of 3.1 points compared with last year because of the impact of threatened industrial action during the month.

Long haul flown load factor was 85.7 per cent, an increase of 8.4 points on November 2011.

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