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Friday 04 April, 2014

Aer Lingus Group PLC

Traffic Statistics - March 2014

RNS Number : 0298E
Aer Lingus Group PLC
04 April 2014
 



Aer Lingus Group plc

ISE: EIL1 LSE: AERL

Traffic Statistics March 2014  

Dublin & London, 4 April 2014: Aer Lingus Group plc ("Aer Lingus") today announces traffic statistics for the month of March 2014. Attention is drawn to the notes at the foot of the table that explain the basis on which the figures have been prepared. March 2014 traffic compared to prior year was affected by the timing of Easter which fell in March in 2013 but has moved to April for 2014. 

 

 









March


Year-to-date


Aer Lingus Mainline

traffic statistics 1

2014

2013

Change


2014

2013

Change


Passengers (thousands)









Short haul

628

674

(6.8%)


1,653

1,724

(4.1%)


Long haul

75

83

(9.6%)


180

181

(0.6%)


Total

703

757

(7.1%)


1,905

(3.8%)


Revenue passenger








kilometres (RPKs) (millions)









Short haul

618

666

(7.2%)


1,604

1,677

(4.4%)


Long haul

397

437

(9.2%)


955

963

(0.8%)


Total

1,015

1,103

(8.0%)


2,640

(3.1%)


Available seat kilometres








(ASKs) (millions)









Short haul

836

862

(3.0%)


2,330

2,388

(2.4%)


Long haul

522

518

0.8%


1,337

1,306

2.4%


Total

1,358

1,380

(1.6%)


3,694

(0.7%)


Passenger load factor (%)2



% Points




% Points


Short haul

73.9

77.3

(3.4)


68.8

70.2

(1.4)


Long haul

76.1

84.4

(8.3)


71.4

73.8

(2.4)


Total

74.7

79.9

(5.2)


69.8

71.4

(1.6)


Aer Lingus Regional scheduled traffic statistics









Passengers (thousands)

94

87

8.0%


255

224

13.8%











Total Aer Lingus traffic statistics including Aer Lingus Regional









 Passengers (thousands)

 797

844

(5.6%)


2,088

2,129

(1.9%)











Detailed traffic statistics may be subject to change.


Notes

1        Aer Lingus' scheduled traffic statistics do not include traffic carried on Aer Lingus' contract flying operations.

2        Revenue passenger kilometres expressed as a percentage of available seat kilometres.

 

 

 

For further information please visit www.aerlingus.com or contact:

 

Investors & analysts




Declan Murphy

Aer Lingus Investor Relations

Tel:

+353 1 886 2228

Jonathan Neilan

FTI Consulting

Tel:

+353 1 663 3686

Media




Declan Kearney

Aer Lingus Communications

Tel:

+353 1 886 3662

International Media




Matthew Fletcher

Powerscourt

Tel:

+44 207 250 1446

matthew.fletcher@powerscourt-group.com

Irish Media




Sheila Gahan

Wilson Hartnell Public Relations

Tel:

+353 87 234 2409

sheila.gahan@ogilvy.com

Brian Bell

Wilson Hartnell Public Relations

Tel:

+353 87 243 6130

brian.bell@ogilvy.com

 

ENDS


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