19 MAY 2014


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Article from BTNews 19 MAY 2014

Irish success

Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air (formerly Aer Arann), has announced a 35% increase in passenger numbers compared to the same period last year, 112,435 passengers for 2014.  Totals are up 14% to date in 2014 compared to this time last year.  The airline operates out of Dublin Airport serving 15 destinations mainly in the United Kingdom and regional points in Ireland.
Passengers flying to and from Dublin were up with the Kerry  –  Dublin route increasing by 38% in April compared to same month last year.  The Dublin  –  Southend service saw a 21% increase in passenger numbers.  Easter traffic in April combined with new routes from Dublin  –  Jersey, Cork  –  Newcastle and Shannon  –  Bristol have delivered the airline its 10th consecutive month of growth.

To date the airline has rolled out seven of its eight new ATR 72-600 aircraft which were purchased last year.
Commenting on April’s passenger numbers, Simon Fagan, Commercial Director at Stobart Air, said: “There has also been a 52% increase in passengers originating from the UK that are connecting to transatlantic flights at Dublin and Shannon, particularly from Bristol and Glasgow.  This has been helped because of Aer Lingus’ new routes to San Francisco and Toronto coming into operation."  www.aerlingus.com

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