Company name Aer Lingus Group PLC
Headline Traffic Statistics August 2012


RNS Number : 5845L
Aer Lingus Group PLC
06 September 2012
 



Aer Lingus Group plc

ISE: EIL1 LSE: AERL

            Traffic Statistics - August 2012          

Dublin & London, 6 September 2012: Aer Lingus Group plc ("Aer Lingus"), today announced traffic statistics for the month of August 2012.

 

Total flown passenger numbers, including Aer Lingus Regional operations, increased by 2.2% to 1,116,000 in August 2012 compared to August 2011.

 

Aer Lingus mainline's flown passenger load factor in August 2012 increased by 1.6 points on August 2011 to 87.3%. Short haul flown load factor was 84.6%, an increase of 1.2 points on August 2011, with capacity decreasing by 1.8%. Long haul flown load factor was 93.2%, an increase of 2.4 points on August 2011, with capacity increasing by 4.0% on prior year.

 

Aer Lingus mainline's total flown passenger numbers in August 2012 were 1,009,000, a decrease of 0.4% compared to August 2011. Short haul flown passengers in August 2012 were 906,000, a decrease of 1.2% on August 2011, while long haul flown passengers in August 2012 were 103,000, an increase of 7.3% on August 2011.

 

Aer Lingus Regional's total flown passenger numbers in August 2012 were 107,000, an increase of 35.4% compared to August 2011.

 

Detailed traffic statistics are set out on the following page. Attention is drawn to the notes at the foot of the tables which explain the basis on which the figures have been prepared.

 

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

 

Investors & Analysts




Derek Abbey

Aer Lingus Investor Relations

Tel:

+353 1 886 2200

Jonathan Neilan

FTI Consulting

Tel:

+353 1 663 3686





Media




Declan Kearney

Aer Lingus Communications

Tel:

+353 1 886 2000





International Media




Victoria Palmer-Moore

Powerscourt

Tel:

+44 207 250 1446

vpm@powerscourt-group.com

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

 

 

Aer Lingus Scheduled Traffic Statistics 3








 









August


 Year-to-date 



2012

2011

Change


2012

2011

Change


Passengers (thousands)1









Short haul

906

917

(1.2%)


5,889

5,804

1.5%


Long haul

103

96

7.3%


635

583

8.9%











Total

1,009

1,013

(0.4%)


6,524

6,387

2.1%











Revenue passenger









kilometres (RPKs) (millions)1









Short haul

1,041

1,044

(0.3%)


6,460

6,320

2.2%


Long haul

535

502

6.6%


3,327

3,068

 

8.4%











Total

1,576

1,546

1.9%


9,787

9,388

4.3%











Available seat kilometres









(ASKs) (millions)









Short haul

1,230

1,252

(1.8%)


8,552

8,536

0.2%


Long haul

574

552

4.0%


4,085

3,966

3.0%











Total

1,804

1,804

0.0%


12,637

12,502

1.1%











Passenger load factor (%)2



% Points




% Points


Short haul

84.6

83.4

1.2


75.5

74.0

1.5


Long haul

93.2

90.8

2.4


81.5

77.4

4.1











Total

87.3

85.7

1.6


77.4

75.1

2.3











Detailed traffic statistics may be subject to change.






 

 

Aer Lingus Regional Scheduled Traffic Statistics






 









August


 Year-to-date 



2012

2011

Change


2012

2011

Change


Passengers (thousands)1

107

79

35.4%


658

495

 32.9%











Detailed traffic statistics may be subject to change.






 

Total Aer Lingus Traffic Statistics including Aer Lingus Regional






 









August


 Year-to-date 



2012

2011

Change


2012

2011

Change


Passengers (thousands)1

1,116

1,092

2.2%


7,182

6,882

 4.4%











Detailed traffic statistics may be subject to change.






Notes

1    Aer Lingus presents its monthly scheduled traffic statistics on the basis of passengers flown in the relevant month. This represents a change in our reporting as in previous traffic statistics announcements we reported on the basis of passengers booked to fly in the month.

2    Revenue passenger kilometres as a percentage of available seat kilometres

3    Aer Lingus' scheduled traffic statistics do not include traffic carried on the Washington Dulles - Madrid codeshare service operated in partnership with United Airlines.

 

 

ENDS

 

 


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