Aer Lingus November traffic up

Irish airline Aer Lingus said yesterday that the number of passengers travelling with it for long-haul flights last month was 25 per cent lower than in the same month last year. But overall passenger numbers were up by nearly 5 per cent.

The airline also said its November traffic decreased 6.4 per cent to 1.08bn revenue passenger kilometres or RPKs, from 1.15bn RPKs in the same period last year. The airline's capacity for the month was 1.51bn available seat kilometres or ASKs, down 4.7 per cent from 1.59bn ASKs in the prior year period.