Aer Lingus today announced traffic statistics for the month of February 2013. Total flown passenger numbers, including Aer Lingus Regional operations, decreased by 1.5% to 648,000 compared to February 2012. There were 28 days in February 2013 compared with 29 days in February 2012.
Mainline short-haul flown passengers were 532,000, a decrease of 3.9% on February 2012. Short-haul capacity in the month (as measured by ASKs) decreased by 9.7%. However, network changes reduced average sector length leading to an increase in load factor of 1.5 points compared with February 2012.
Long-haul flown passengers numbered 43,000, a decrease of 4.4% on February 2012. Long-haul capacity in the month decreased by 3.5% resulting in a 0.1 point increase in long-haul load factor compared with February 2012.