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Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus passenger numbers increased over summer

The flag-carrying airline says its passenger volumes for July and August were up by 1.4 per cent on the same period last year.

AER LINGUS has reported an increase in passenger numbers for July and August compared to the same period of last year.

In a filing to the stock exchange this morning, the airline said its passenger volumes for the peak summer months were up by 1.4 per cent when compared to the same months in 2010.

The yield per passenger for those months was up by 4.6 per cent, and up by 7.1 per cent for the year to date compared to the same months of 2010.

The airline added that its ancillary revenues per passenger – raised through the likes of in-flight sales – was also up, with the airline making 5.1 per cent more from each passenger in the summer months.

A further update on the airline’s performance is due in November.

The government owns a 25.4 per cent stake in the airline, but is reportedly considering selling the stake – with transport minister Leo Varadkar deeming it to no longer be a ‘strategic asset’.

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