AER Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, experienced its best month
on record in June since the franchise began in March 2010. The airline carried 130,098 passengers last month, a 37% increase on the same period in 2013 (95,000).
Furthermore, June 2014 marked a full year of consecutive growth for the airline and the third consecutive month of growth in excess of 30%.
Passenger numbers at Shannon Airport were up 29% in June while overall,
across the entire network, traffic was up by 26% for the first half of
2014 when compared to the first half of 2013.
Aer Lingus Regional’s services to Bristol from Shannon, Dublin and Cork experienced record growth in June, due mainly to the Glastonbury Festival. The Aer Lingus Regional Bristol services experienced passenger growth of 66% in June, compared with the same period last year.
Commenting on the month’s successes, Simon Fagan, Chief Commercial
Officer, Stobart Air, said: “June 2014 was a monumental month for us. Aer
Lingus Regional has now enjoyed a full year of consecutive growth which is
a remarkable achievement for Stobart Air and our partner, Aer Lingus.
“Our investment in new aircraft, our convenient schedules for business and
leisure passengers, coupled with our route network, is really making a
positive impact on our customers. They trust the reliable service we
“Equally, we continue to see increased traffic between the UK and Shannon
and Dublin from customers connecting to the Aer Lingus transatlantic route
network. Passengers can complete customs, emigration and security
pre-clearance in Shannon and Dublin meaning they are treated as domestic
passengers on arrival in the US so that’s a big benefit,” Mr Fagan said.