Aer Lingus expands 14% in May
Airline’s parent flew almost 10m passengers last month
Irish airline Aer Lingus’s business grew 14 per cent last month, figures released on Thursday show.
The four carriers that make up Aer Lingus’s parent, International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) flew 9.97 million passengers in May, 9.5 per cent more than in the same month last year.
Aer Lingus revenue passenger kilometres increased 14 per cent to 2.263 million in May 2018 from 1.985 million during May, 2017.www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-a ... -1.3521538
BELFAST CITY AIRPORT WINS TOP AWARD FOR CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
George Best Belfast City Airport has become the first UK airport to be awarded the prestigious Gold Level CORE accreditation at Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards.
CORE is Business in the Community’s framework for identifying and measuring corporate responsibility activity and performance across organisations.
Belfast City Airport’s commitment to education, the environment and the local community has helped it attain the highest standard and follows last year’s accolade of being named Northern Ireland’s Most Responsible Business.www.airport-world.com/news/general-news ... ility.html
Profits hit $319.4m at Dublin based aircraft lessor
Dublin based aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital has reported a 2.2pc rise in profit before tax to $319.4m (€270.5m) in the 12 months to 31 March, marking another year of record profitability for the group.
During the 12 month period aircraft related assets stood at $10.3bn, according to results from the company released today.
The group’s core lease revenue increased by 1.1pc to $934m compared to 2017, with overall income from continuing operations steady at $1.033bn for the year.www.independent.ie/business/irish/profi ... 85783.html