Airlines & Other Transport
Airline round-up: EasyJet, Aer Lingus and Ryanair report robust April numbers
04 May 2012
FACTS: The April traffic seasons continues Aer Lingus and easyJet reporting traffic numbers (May 4th).
ANALYSIS: EasyJet has reported strong growth with 8.6% passenger growth and loads up 2.8pp to 89.3%.
Aer Lingus has reported a load factor increase of 2.8 points, with a short-haul load factor increase of 1.4 points on capacity decreasing 1.1%, and long-haul loads up 5.6 points with capacity in line with April 2011.
Meanwhile, Aer Lingus has appointed a Chief Technology Officer to deliver innovative technology solutions "to enhance the customer experience, drive commercial opportunities and support ongoing cost reduction in Aer Lingus".
The Aer Lingus AGM takes place today at 14.00.
Meanwhile yesterday, Ryanair reported traffic growth of 6% and loads down 1 point to 81%, in line with expectations.
DAVY VIEW: The predominantly short-haul airlines continue to report robust traffic numbers.