Aer Lingus has posted a first quarter 2015 operating loss (before net exceptional items) of €48.4 million. The airline reported higher operating costs, up 6.7%. The group has reported revenue growth of 7.9% during the first quarter to €280.0 million, with average fare revenue per seat up 12.9%. Operating costs rose to €328.4 million from €307.9 million in the year-ago quarter, reflecting increased fixed costs. Long haul fare revenue rose 39.6% with 20.6% increased fare revenue per seat and four percentage points higher long haul load factor. Short haul revenue per seat rose 1.2% with a 2.1 percentage point increase

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