Wednesday, February 06 07:47:43
Aer Lingus has reported an 8.2pc increase in revenues for 2012, while operating profits before exceptional items jumped 40.7pc to E69.1m. The airline said it carried a total of 10.8 million passengers during the year - the highest number flown in a single year by the group.
The figure included passengers on its regional operations and the Washingon-Dulles-Madrid codeshare with United Airlines. Its load factor rose by 2.1 points to 77.7pc. The board is recommending an increased dividend of four cent per share, which follows a three cent per share dividend paid in 2011.