Irish flag carrier, Aer Lingus released its December figures yesterday. The airline said that the winter snow had disrupted services causing a 25.3% slump in traffic during December. Flight cancellations because of the weather meant the number of passengers carried was 8% below the level of booked passengers, the group said. That said total booked passenger numbers fell to 572,000 from 766,000 in December 2009, with short haul down 27.3% to 504,000 and long haul 6.8% down on last year at 68,000. The booked load factor improved by 2.7% to 74.6%, on short haul routes the carrier saw a 3.7%

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